Do you get stressed out when things are disorganized?
Do you hate it when people are late?
And what is late? 5 minutes or 15?
Do you work best under pressure?
Do you feel exhausted after spending time with certain people?
Don’t you sometimes wish that everyone could just get on board and do it the right way!?!
It’s helpful to know these things about yourself. Because chances are, other people already know them about you! The emotionally intelligent person / leader / parent / student / manager / boss / employee / partner / friend, has good self-awareness, which leads to success at home, at work, at play....
We are all asked this question at least once, if not a million times in our lives. Often it’s the thought that chases us when deciding on a college major. It's something that a six year old will answer with conviction. “I’m going to be a firefighter” “I’m going to be a teacher” “I’m going to be doctor” "I'm going to be a superhero" yet, ask an 18 year old college freshman and their cheeks go white and their eyes grow wide.
The summer before my freshman year of college at the University of Illinois at Chicago I was lucky enough to have a professor of a summer course enlighten us incoming freshman....
When I worked for IBM, it was rare for anyone to work from home. We commuted into city or suburban offices where we spent the day and sometimes evening working, doing, finishing whatever we were working on.
And then the home office happened. I think it was evolutionary, i.e., it took a long time to arrive. But it is here now, and it is welcome and working (no pun intended). According to Forbes Magazine, almost 30 million Americans now work out of their homes. And that number is likely to increase.
I worked for so many years in a downtown or suburban office many miles from my home, my children and my community. And that was often...