When I became interested in leadership, the non-profit I was affiliating with encouraged people to take mentors. I came to know a few of the senior leaders and was tempted to choose one of them . . . until a friend told me about his who was a polar opposite personality t mine.
Where I was urban, he was not.
Where I was aggressive, he was not.
Where I was intense, he was mellow.
I went for the opposite personality to mine and learned a lot from my friend, Snake (Yes, he does go by, “Snake”).
After all, what might I have learned from someone like me? To be even more of ho I already was. What did I learn from someone so opposite? I learned to soften the rough edges gently instead of always fighting with the world.
I learned much more from Snake and others because I was ready to listen to a different view of the world. There has been much I have learned from those who are like me.
Often, my temptation is to ignore people and events that are different than my typical experiences. That has been a mistake.
Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019, 2024
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
People hire Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter to provide No BS Career Advice globally because he makes many things in peoples’ careers easier. Those things can involve job search, hiring more effectively, managing and leading better, career transition, as well as advice about resolving workplace issues.
Schedule a discovery call at my website, www.TheBigGameHunter.us
He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with over 2800 episodes.
I’ve simplified my job hunting content at JobSearch.Community. By becoming an Insider, you get access to all my video courses, books and guides plus can ask questions and receive a response within 24 hours. Become an Insider+ member and you receive access to everything I’ve mentioned PLUS schedule 2 Zoom calls per month with me. Become an Insider Premium member and you’ll receive everything I’ve already mentioned PLUS we’ll do group or individual coaching.
We grant permission for this post and others to be used on your website as long as a backlink is included to www.TheBigGameHunter.us and notice is provided that it is provided by Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter as an author or creator. Not acknowledging his work or providing a backlink to www.TheBigGameHunter.us makes you subject to a $1000 penalty which you proactively agree to pay.