A girl was taken to a garden by her grandmother and was told to pull out a tiny plant that was growing from the ground. The girl easily plucked the plant from the ground. The grandmother then told the girl to pull out a larger plant close by. With effort, the girl plucked this plant
People are fascinating, don’t you think? I’ve yet to meet a person who isn’t fascinating (yes, that includes YOU). Part of what makes you fascinating are the reasons you do what you do and the reasons you don’t do what you don’t do. It has a lot to do with your brain and how your
I’m seeing it, hearing it, and feeling it. I’m guessing you are seeing, hearing, and feeling it too (even if you don’t think you are). We can easily point to current events like the election, COVID-19, social justice movement, Supreme Court confirmation hearings as reasons for our stress-laden communication. Yes, it has been a difficult
Giraffes have two gaits: fast and slow, or more specifically galloping and walking. Their bodies move differently for each. When galloping, both front legs move at the same time and both back legs move at the same time. When walking, the legs on the same side of the body move together. Giraffes know when to
Giraffes are social. And when they socialize, they like to be informal and mix things up. Giraffes move into and out of herds; they don’t stick with one group or develop territories (known as cliques or ingroups and outgroups in the workplace). Think of giraffes as being socially-fluid. What do you do at work? Do you
Giraffes are odd looking. They are disproportionate with their long necks and comparatively teeny heads. Their necks are too long to allow them to bend over to drink without splaying their legs. They tower over all other mammals at about 15-20 feet. And the list goes on. YET, as odd or awkward as they may
Let’s call her Lucy. She walked around work like she was everyone’s best friend. She took every opportunity to publicly let others know how exceptional she was at her job. She presented herself as the most creative, most productive, most energetic person in the office. She answered her phone, “It’s a great day in [insert
If you are perfect, stop reading. There is nothing in this article for you. On second thought, this article is probably more for you than it is for anyone else. (Because no one is perfect.) If you make mistakes, keep reading. If you struggle when coworkers screw up, keep reading. If you are fine working
As a communication expert, I read, study, and research human behavior. It pushes me to regularly reflect on my own behavior, and today I seem to be reflecting … and reflecting … and reflecting. I am reflecting to the point that I am not really making progress. My. Brain. Does. Not. Want. To. Work. Today.
How can I lead and inspire with Generate G Factor? First, you don’t have to have a leadership title to lead. You don’t have to be the boss, owner, supervisor, team lead, etc. Ponder this for a moment. We all lead unintentionally all the time. Yes, that means people are watching and listening to you.