How we communicate with people, and how we need to be communicated with by others, is an essential part of our personal make-up. For the most part, we are the same person at work and home (at least we should be if we are on the right career path). Chances are, however, our communication styles vary slightly between work and home, and trying to adapt in both situations has everything to do with knowing your audience, whether it’s your boss, your spouse, your children, your best friend, a colleague or whomever else you communicate with regularly.
This week the word that has been creeping into every part of my life is humility. Dictionary.com defines humility as the quality or condition of being humble. Having a modest opinion or estimate of one’s own importance, rank, etc. Have you ever really taken the time to think about that? How humble are you really? I realize we are all human beings and that in-and-of-itself can trip us up. We all want accolades for our accomplishments and we crave recognition.