Be Big: Step Up, Step Out, Be Bold: Daring to Do Our Best by Judith H. Katz

By Judith H. Katz

Too many folks have determined the most secure option to get via existence is to be small. they have determined it really is too harmful to imagine significant, to talk out, to take dangers. yet, quite this day, agencies want humans to step up. to carry extra of themselves to the place of work, to give a contribution extra and feature an even bigger impression at the good fortune of the association. This inspiring, charmingly illustrated booklet demanding situations every one people to teach up extra absolutely as contributors and in our interactions with others, and to discover how one can be large jointly. In easy, 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 related attitudes can hold us from operating jointly successfully. they usually motivate us to nourish new attitudes that would make us, our co-workers, and our firms greater.

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It takes extra energy to be anything but myself. I can better use that extra energy to Be BIG. I am willing to step out of my comfort zones Comfort can be a sign that I am not reaching high enough. If I am on comfortable ground, I am not actively engaged in learning and growing. 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.

Everything seems harder when I am around you. I don’t understand you I don’t understand your ideas and ways of seeing the world. I don’t see the value in your way of thinking. You have a completely different approach than I do. Since I know my approach works, yours must be wrong. 38 BE BIG: YOU I don’t trust you People like you make me nervous. I don’t trust your abilities or your motivations. We hardly ever agree on the best way to do anything. I once had a bad experience with someone like you.

I don’t think you have anything to add Your contribution doesn’t seem very significant to me. A lot of people could do it just as well. I probably can do it better. I don’t see how what you have done adds to what we have already created. I don’t learn from what you have done before I don’t know anything about your previous experiences, and anyway, they seem to be irrelevant. I don’t care about your past. What really matters is how you are making a contribution now! 36 BE BIG: YOU I don’t see your potential I know you keep telling me you can do more, but I just don’t see it.

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