Stop Giving Them The Straw

Stop Giving Them The Straw

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quote about giving people the strawIt all started after I texted this image (and quote) to Lisa. We chuckled and then had a serious chat about recording today’s conversation. 

“You can’t keep getting mad at people for sucking the life out of you if you keep giving them the straw.” 

Much of our work in helping others revolves around assisting people to figure out how to accept personal responsibility. Leadership growth hits a magical upward curve whenever we find ways to incorporate all the leadership ingredients:

  • Humility
  • Curiosity
  • Knowledge
  • Understanding
  • Compassion

Join us as we dive more deeply into the negative feelings we can feel resulting from the behavior (performance, etc.) of others and simultaneously fail to own the outcomes of our own lives. Whether we’re a boss, employee, leader, or team member – it happens to all of us. Let’s avoid making that our way of life – professionally or personally. It’s time to stop giving them the straw!

Be well. Do good. Grow great!

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Grow Great a public sector leadership podcastAbout the hosts: Randy Cantrell brings over 4 decades of experience as a business leader and organization builder. Lisa Norris brings almost 3 decades of experience in HR and all things "people." Their shared passion for leadership and developing high-performing cultures provoked them to focus the Grow Great podcast on city government leadership.

The work is about achieving unprecedented success through accelerated learning in helping leaders and executives "figure it out." 

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