. . . on the Contrary

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Earlier today I published two anagrams you might enjoy reading on LinkedIn Pulse at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/whats-contrary-you-jo-ann-m-radja. The text of that post now follows:

C onventional wisdom

O ften, yet not always, is right.

N ow is the time

T o consider whether the

R isk we’ve focused on merits,

A n all-out program

R oll-out this quarter. I vote

Y es. How about you?©Jo Ann M. Radja

E nergy to keep up with

T he reading

H as its downside. The upside

I s the kernel of applicability to understand

C onsequences we face in the

S hort term.©Jo Ann M. Radja

                 Have a great Fall Season in your career as you Choose Who You want to be Known As.

“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Executive & Career Management Coach

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Grateful THANKS to you…

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Reach Out…

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FALL forward

Last week, I was waiting on the arrival of someone and took the opportunity to write a few anagrams.  Here’s one of the anagrams:

          Earn the

          Trust of someone who

          Has a burning desire to help you succeed.

          It takes patience and practice to

          Connect as a

          Servant leader…just go for it! © Jo Ann M. Radja

Servant Leadership has been followed by many companies for quite some time, yet it is not a mainstream management method in most companies.  Servant Leadership is a way of getting to know the people who work for you so that you can assist them in their success.   An outward example is a company that provides an on-site day-care facility.

Two months ago, I posted a blog  on mindfulness entitled,  “A Phone Call.”  Underlying the theme of mindfulness is servant leadership.  What it means is that when I serve you by more fully understanding you, your role, and its impact to the team, group or department, I serve myself as a leader.  I am not a successful leader unless the team succeeds.   Whatever may stand in the way of the team’s success is also standing in the way of the leader’s success.  This dependency cannot be understated.

Treating each other as a customer is another perspective of understanding servant leadership.  Why do you trust your team members?   Why do you trust your leader?  What can you do if the level of trust is poor?  How do you convey to others that they have damaged the trust relationship?    How would you want someone to speak to you about rebuilding trust in the workplace?

Trust, mindfulness and servant leadership in today’s workplace is sought by many people because most people want to be engaged in what they do.  You were hired to perform a service, whether to someone inside your company, or outside of your company.  As we approach the beginning of the Fall Season at the end of this week, whatever service you provide, let it be Who You Want to be Known As.  Enjoy your week as you FALL forward!

“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach & Change Agent

Communicating Choice

Recently, I was introduced to a quotation by Napoleon.  I am not sure whether his quote is still universal.  The quote is:  “Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. ”    The world is populated by more critical thinking people due to either higher education or skilled life experiences.   In my view, the issue of Napoleon’s quote is not about religion per se.  It is about people wanting and needing  an understanding of life that their cultural myths did not fulfill.

What does this quotation have to do with Career Management Coaching?  Our cosmopolitan and open land communities now have more choices than  Napoleon’s community did.  Communication networks over the past 30 some years have so connected the communities of the world, that we love hearing what’s happening, almost instantly.  People of all ages share real and on-time information.

The question we face daily is how do we handle all of the information we learn, or hear?  How does it affect our lives and the people that we come in contact with?  What can we do to channel this on-going communication in the direction of our choices, whether in our business dealings, our home life or our spiritual life.

To choose is, to be responsible and accountable for our actions that follow our choice.  Many more people discuss and are familiar with the concepts of responsibility and accountability, from different perspectives, than during Napoleon”s time.  Today, spiritual guidance warmly assists us, as opposed to being the only source of our sense of fulfillment, as Napoleon believed, long ago.

There is no “magic” answer in our path of discovery of how we act.  We strive to be the best we can be in whatever we do, as we Choose Who We Want to Be Known As.  Enjoy your week!

“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach & Change Agent