I recently participated in a fast-paced and strategically focused series of planning meetings for my organization. One of the activities we did to kick-off the event was to publicly acknowledge one of our proudest moments while working at the company.
I had two pretty strong, and unexpected, reactions to this exercise.
I Hate It!
I didn't hate it because it was a bad idea; I hated it because I hadn't thought of it first. I was actually privately embarrassed that I wasn't using this approach as a regular part of my conversations with leaders and employees. I am blessed to work in an organization that literally performs miracles on a daily basis, yet somehow I had gotten caught up in the never ending stream of work drama and had lost sight of those miracles.
But I Love It!
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