I learnt plenty from my early years of working. Mainly that training is different now. Our needs as human beings are recognised. Looking back, I can see the inadvertent and destructive way in which I was given feedback succeeded only in knocking me back, which is why I so strongly believe that the workplace is indeed an emotional arena and every possible support needs to be given. Yes, our experiences and emotions do indeed shape us and perhaps as confident as the ‘millenials’ may appear to be, they need all the help available to really connect. On-line is not the same as ‘Off-line’. and the work needed in building self awareness is an individual continuous journey.
Dr. Annette Clancy, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at UCD College of Business shares invaluable insights as our key note speaker at our first Breakfast Meeting of 2017 for HR Specialists and people involved in Leadership roles. Book now
This event is kindly hosted by the Bank of Ireland at the new Enterprise Lounge at UCD, Montrose. Registration from 7.45 for 8am Start. Event ends c. 9.30. Join us for lively discussion around what we believe really matters.
Whether you are working and speaking in your own language or another, speaking from experience I can say hand on heart, self confidence is key to performance.
Whilst there’s a lot of good talk these days about self reflection and evaluation, I can’t help but wonder if we were to get to know ourselves better and sought to understand what makes other people tick, life could and would be so much easier. With the benefit of R.I.P., this is my ‘take’ on Retrospect, Introspect and Perspective, a vital stage I believe in letting go and moving on to make sense of what should be a simple process!
Of course it can be hard work. Good things take time and great things even longer. Some say we think too much. Perhaps. I see it not so much as ‘thinking’, more a case of ‘processing’. Never reflecting denies me the opportunity to do things better. I’ve learnt to love having the opportunity to look at things from a different perspective, to try to understand how things look from someone else’s standpoint – especially if there’s been an unresolved issue and let’s be honest here, we all have a few of those. When I look at what’s happened, how I handled something, I wouldn’t say I am brooding or being over analytical, just as objective as I can be about what actually happened. According to Myers-Briggs, I am an ENFP and at this stage of my life I am it seems, falling true to type, that is to say enjoying more time to myself, quiet time. So is this being introspective? If I can do this effectively, I’d say it is more about being able to competently and more confidently share experiences, my experience with the benefit of hindsight, perspective and the benefit of learning. As with all forms of personality profiling, if we were to ‘boost’ our social/interpersonal skills, be more curious about other people rather than chasing the clock, to focus on what really matters, then perhaps, just perhaps, we’d all have a better perspective on life.
But there again,I guess it depends on what you expect to see at the end of your rainbow!
Much More Than Wordsis running a Breakfast Time HR Event on the 18th January 2017 at the Bank of Ireland, Montrose Centre.
Free breakfast + interesting speakers!
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