By Judith H. Katz
Too many of us have made up our minds the most secure technique to get via existence is to be small. they have made up our minds it is too risky to imagine massive, to talk out, to take hazards. yet, quite at the present time, firms desire humans to step up. to carry extra of themselves to the office, to give a contribution extra and feature a much bigger influence at the luck of the association. This inspiring, charmingly illustrated publication demanding situations each one people to teach up extra absolutely as members and in our interactions with others, and to discover how you can be sizeable jointly. In hassle-free, incisive language Miller and Katz support us comprehend the entire many, occasionally sophisticated methods we make ourselves small. They convey how we make others small besides, and the way those comparable attitudes can hold us from operating jointly successfully. they usually inspire us to nourish new attitudes that would make us, our co-workers, and our companies higher.
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Additional info for Be Big: Step Up, Step Out, Be Bold: Daring to Do Our Best Work Together
I am willing to take some risks I won’t take crazy risks or unwarranted risks. I will take the risks that come with speaking up and being BIG. I am willing to risk acting awkwardly, being less than perfect, and looking foolish. 24 BE BIG: ME I will stand up for what I believe I give myself permission to decide for myself what my beliefs are. I will muster up the courage to share with you my deeply held beliefs. I am willing to forgive myself for not being as BIG today as I will be tomorrow I am not going to be perfect at being BIG on my ﬁrst try.
44 BE BIG: YOU I am interested in your life and what is important to you I like learning from you and hearing what you have to say. It is another view of the world for me—a gift. I tell you what is going on with me, too I want you to understand how my mind works and what things are important to me. I appreciate that you are willing to listen to my stories. I will support you as I can Everyone needs support now and then. I want you to know you can rely on me. If I can help, I will. I will help you to be your BIG self.
Given your role and mine, I don’t think I need to pay attention to you. I don’t really listen to you I believe I know what you will say even before you say it. I don’t often hear you say things of value. When you talk, I don’t understand you anyway. We see the world so differently. When you show up BIG, I believe I am even smaller, so it is best to avoid you. 34 BE BIG: YOU I don’t notice you I look around the room to see who matters, whose turn it is to speak, or who needs attention, and you don’t stand out.