Comments for Mitch's Blog https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog Leadership, Diversity, Motivation, and Healthcare Finance... business issues of all types Sun, 29 Nov 2020 01:08:12 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on When Did Leadership Get So Boring? by Mitch Mitchell https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/when-did-leadership-get-so-boring/comment-page-1/#comment-23101 Sun, 29 Nov 2020 01:08:12 +0000 https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/?p=1871#comment-23101 In reply to Mitchell Allen.

Scripts are almost always a bad idea, even those phone sales people. No one wants to hear it, and we hate when we respond and they act like we didn’t say anything.

As for leadership in general, I’m trying to figure out how leaders had scripts to read from. I think that’s inexperience more than boring… there’s a lot of words I could use to show my disgust at the thought.

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Comment on When Did Leadership Get So Boring? by Mitchell Allen https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/when-did-leadership-get-so-boring/comment-page-1/#comment-23100 Sun, 29 Nov 2020 00:48:03 +0000 https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/?p=1871#comment-23100 Hi Mitch,

Boring is anathema to ALL subjects. I think many people would be better served by not buying into the hype “you must blog!”

Instead, they could produce a webinar, write a book, or teach.

The only thing I ever did to encourage good leaders was to back up my assistants, even when they made mistakes. That gave them the confidence to take charge. (Conversely, other supervisors gave their assistants strict scripts to follow.)

Cheers,

Mitch

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Comment on How Do You Show Value As A Leader? by Mitch Mitchell https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/how-do-you-show-value/comment-page-1/#comment-23094 Thu, 12 Nov 2020 15:34:18 +0000 https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/?p=3973#comment-23094 In reply to Clark.

I get that Randy. If the value someone offers is only fixing things, no one really progresses as many times it’s stopgap solutions. I like to look back at what I did as an employee as not only benefiting my employees and the organization, but it gave me the skills I needed to be a consultant. Hopefully I’ll keep passing on what I know and learned onto others.

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Comment on How Do You Show Value As A Leader? by Clark https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/how-do-you-show-value/comment-page-1/#comment-23093 Thu, 12 Nov 2020 14:16:52 +0000 https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/?p=3973#comment-23093 All 5 are important but the lack of number 5 is one I’ve encountered far to often. The ole do as I say not as I do boss.

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Comment on Leaders Need To Learn Names Better In An LBGTQ World by Mitch Mitchell https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/leaders-need-to-learn-names-better-in-an-lbgtq-world/comment-page-1/#comment-23089 Sun, 01 Nov 2020 19:07:36 +0000 https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/?p=6654#comment-23089 In reply to Marquita Herald.

Thanks Marquita. I’m certainly not scared to tackle certain topics, and I’m not scared to share my problems here and there. Some of these terms and terminology are new, and it takes some research and perspective to understand some of them. Then again, I had problems years ago when things such as lol and wtg came out lol

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Comment on Leaders Need To Learn Names Better In An LBGTQ World by Mitch Mitchell https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/leaders-need-to-learn-names-better-in-an-lbgtq-world/comment-page-1/#comment-23088 Sun, 01 Nov 2020 19:01:19 +0000 https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/?p=6654#comment-23088 In reply to Donna Merrill.

Donna, I’m in the same boat as you. New terms come up all the time, and being older it’s hard to keep up with them. In this case, deciding we don’t want to insult or demean someone by using language we didn’t know was harmful can cause lasting negative impressions. We’ll get through it because we care! 😉

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Comment on Leaders Need To Learn Names Better In An LBGTQ World by Marquita Herald https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/leaders-need-to-learn-names-better-in-an-lbgtq-world/comment-page-1/#comment-23087 Sun, 01 Nov 2020 17:59:21 +0000 https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/?p=6654#comment-23087 I enjoyed your article – didn’t even skim! I think it’s important to have conversations about these things. I’ve really learned a lot watching Emmanuel Acho’s show Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, and I’d like to see more of this type of open dialogue.

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Comment on Leaders Need To Learn Names Better In An LBGTQ World by Donna Merrill https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/leaders-need-to-learn-names-better-in-an-lbgtq-world/comment-page-1/#comment-23086 Sun, 01 Nov 2020 17:38:35 +0000 https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/?p=6654#comment-23086 Hi Mitch,
Your article here has me thinking. I have that Brooklyn girl way of talking and writing sometimes and often use the term you guys. I try to catch myself, need to give this more of my attention because I just don’t want to offend people.

Also, remembering names….I stink at that. But whenever I write an answer to my blog post I use their first name. I try to keep it casual lol.

Being around for so many decades, I notice how quickly words fly at me and I have to be able to use the proper terminology. I hate to sound like an old fossil but this is the first time i’ve heard the term used in this article: cisgende. I looked it up and now understand it. Thanks for that lol.

-Donna

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Comment on Leaders Need To Learn Names Better In An LBGTQ World by Mitch Mitchell https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/leaders-need-to-learn-names-better-in-an-lbgtq-world/comment-page-1/#comment-23085 Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:40:31 +0000 https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/?p=6654#comment-23085 In reply to Mitchell Allen.

First, since that book was published in 1985, you must be a lot younger than I thought you were. lol

Second, thanks for your comment on the topic. From the time I was 11 and first moved to Maine, I took offense at being called “colored”, even though by that time it had only been 3 years or so that the word “black” was being used more often. Looking back, it was much easier to figure out than the terminology now, but people were still confused, and in some areas of the country others were still using their version of the N-word. I acknowledge that if it’s hard for regular folks, it’s going to be harder on people in leadership to get it right.

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Comment on Leaders Need To Learn Names Better In An LBGTQ World by Mitchell Allen https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/leaders-need-to-learn-names-better-in-an-lbgtq-world/comment-page-1/#comment-23084 Fri, 30 Oct 2020 13:27:04 +0000 https://www.ttmitchellconsulting.com/Mitchblog/?p=6654#comment-23084 Good points, Mitch! Everyone can learn from this article. I like how you related it to our own community. That gives me hope that in 20 years, this will not even be a discussion.

I read The Tomorrow File, by Lawrence Sanders, as a child. We are living his novel!

Cheers,

Mitch

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