This past month women have been raising their voices, telling their stories and healing relationship systems that have long tolerated sexual harassment. Women in my generation often have a “Me Too” story, or at the very least, know of someone who does. Daily, it seems, these women are coming forward and shining a bright light on a significant factor that impacts career success for women. Some people are critical of these stories, wondering “why now,” but I see the telling as a powerful affirmation that women are read more
Deb Siverson’s blog is filled with personal and relevant information about transformation in the workplace. She is a proponent for transparent and honest conversations between managers and employees, business partners, and teams for the purpose of meeting collective goals. Deb has always been a prolific writer, and uses blogging as a platform to discuss important topics like conflict, workplace engagement, happiness, collaboration, and diversity. In these posts Deb will share her real-life experiences, insights, and candid thoughts about her work as a consultant, facilitator, and coach in corporate organizations and government agencies.
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I recently delivered our Leadership Basics program to a really great group at Bureau of Reclamation. This is a fun program to lead because the participants really love reconnecting with who they are. The morning of the first day, I do this exercise on values; because I believe that a component of leadership presence comes from living your values at work. Someone that I had invited to observe the session was noticeably touched as she gained a deeper level of awareness about who she is at her very center, and what read more
I've noticed that when I'm challenged about the choices I should make, it's a signal for me to look at the situation through the lens of my values. I was reminded again of this approach this week. My husband has been struggling with a situation, and he took a stand based on what was important to him. He said, "This does not line up with how I intend to live my life." I respect that, and am reminded of how easy it is to fall in the trap of making a decision, or worse yet going along with something you can't get read more