I was listing to a podcast interview done by Chris Anderson, the founder of Ted Talks, with Monica Lewinsky, “the other woman” in the Clinton impeachment case, the Clinton “extra-marital affair,” the woman perpetrated against by her boss . . . however you want to think about it.
In her Ted Talk, she admitted to her mistake and learned the devastating consequences of her choices at age 22.
I raise this because that argument we have with someone may have a consequence.
That time we give away our power and just abdicate to the more vocal person may have a consequence.
Everything we do and don’t do may have a consequence.
Most actions we people make with their careers are done unconsciously.
Being conscious of the potential impact of our choices is important, not simply in affairs of the heart, but in professional environments as well.
There is a price we pay for each choice we make and don’t make.
“What would your mother think,” is one way of looking at things. Another way is to ask yourself, “Before I speak, does this needs to be said? Before I speak, does this need to be said by me?”
There are other questions, of course. Pick yours.
Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.
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