Let's face it, we all have fears and areas where we wish we were better. But here's a new take to that question, "What's your greatest weakness?"
Posts Tagged: self
Self-awareness is a key trait to have. There are times however, when self-awareness crosses a line and becomes self-defeating.
Think back to when you were in kindergarten. Do you remember when the teacher asked a question? The entire class would raise their hand and blurt out the first thing that entered their minds. They did not worry about what others thought of their comments. They spoke from their hearts. When was the last time... Read more »
Should I speak up, or is this a dumb idea? Did I do a good enough job on that project? Am I in over my head? Chances are you recognize that voice. It's the downward spiraling mantra of self-doubt, and almost everyone has had it in his head at one point or another. Self-doubt can... Read more »
If you’ve ever been to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, you’ve more than likely seen the exhibit on human origins and evolution. Historical artifacts, life-size models and realistic renderings attempt to paint a portrait of the earliest of human civilizations. From our modern perspective, these first Homo sapiens seem more like animals than... Read more »
I’ve been participating in a young professional women’s group. Recently we discussed and worked through Lois Frankel’s Nice Girls ^Still Don’t Get The Corner Office. Frankel’s book offers an assessment to help identify areas the reader self-identifies as performing well and areas the reader self-identifies as needing improvement. One common area improvement amongst the group... Read more »
I live in South West DC, not far from where the active shooter situation in the Navy Yard has been unfolding today. Like many of us here on GovLoop, I have friends that work and live in the Navy Yard and nearby buildings. To be honest, I’m a little stressed out and I know I'm... Read more »
The trend toward self reliance is growing in velocity and scope. This post is highlights of the shift that is becoming increasingly clear. As I recall, we were taught at a young age to rely on others instead of ourselves – back in the old days: parents set our limits and standards teachers enforced the... Read more »
George Mason University and Arlington Economic Development presented a panel discussion on Empathy in Business. It focused on empathy as an asset and whether this is an element of what makes a leader great. The panel composition: Jonathan Aberman, of Amplifier Ventures as moderator; Carly Florina, former CEO of HP; Dr. Angel Cabrera, president of... Read more »
Leadership “experts” list dozens of characteristics that they say are important for successful leaders. Many lists overlap, but I think they really come from the experiences and observations of the writers. One former senior level political appointee, Linda Springer, recently observed that a common set of successful characteristics private sector – being decisive, directive, and... Read more »