“Since they can’t read your mind you better open your mouth.”- Mel Robbins
On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace we chat about the importance of speaking up at work. As much as we might believe people understand what we’re thinking, it’s not always the case. I share how a conversation with my brother about baby toys led to me to start thinking differently about what we see and hear. And how we need to make an active effort to verbalize our opinions, thoughts and concerns in a productive way.
- Think about some of the things that are coming up on your plate.
- What are you holding back from having a conversation?
- What are you hoping the emotion or the action that so many takes based on what you’re not saying? How can you verbalize that?
- How can you express concern or say thank you to someone?
- Verbalize what you’re feeling, verbalize those emotions, verbalize those questions because we’re not going to be able to make a change.
She provides training, consulting, and speaking services to organizations all over the world. She has an MEd in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. Her work helps to bridge communication gaps across generations, job functions, and geographies, and she has worked with organizations ranging from non-profits to multi-billion-dollar enterprises. She has delivered a TEDx talk on authentic workplace communication, and has been featured in media outlets including Forbes, ABC, FOX, and CBS. Her book, Humanize Your Workplace (Career Press), is set to release next year.