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Soulful Conversation with Gaia and Patti -Letting Go

In this Soulful Conversation with Gaia and Patti, we chatted about Letting Go.

Click here to watch the Soulful Conversation video with Gaia and Patti on Letting Go.

Gaia Shares:

  • There is power in reframing what we want, and accepting this may shift with time
  • The importance of not listening to outer conditioning
  • We cannot move on when we are too attached to an idea/desired outcome
  • The importance of being flexible and open to be able to let go and pivot 

Patti Shares:

  • Start focusing on what you want in life
  • Be aware of your emotions and feelings
  • Work on letting go of complaining, worrying, and obsessing over it
  • Spend time with positive, happy, funny, and motivated people
  • Create a gratitude journal and write something positive in it every day
  • Do something you enjoy at least once a week

Let us know your thoughts and strategies on Letting Go in the comments. 

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Follow us, and see you next month on Soulful Conversation with Gaia and Patti – Real, heart-centered, and fun conversations about life and we will be discussing Creating Healthy Boundaries. 

Posted in Blog, Exploring Life and Work with Patti Podcast, Leadership Inspiration

Exploring Reversing Rude Behavior in Meetings from Chaos to Calm

In this podcast episode we explore reversing rude behaviors in meetings.

Click to listen Episode 24 – Exploring Reversing Rude Behavior in Meetings from Chaos to Calm

Have you ever been in a meeting where at least one person or all attendees have nothing positive to say about anything?

As Managers or Supervisors, having efficient and effective meetings is crucial to running a successful business. Group meetings that aren’t productive waste valuable time and cost the company money.

Let’s explore what may be considered rude behaviors in meetings.

  • Interrupting the person speaking
  • Not listening, acting bored, or lack of engagement
  • Being disrespectful to the speaker
  • Two people are talking privately among themselves while someone else is speaking
  • People are just plain hostile to each other
  • Arguing over whose point is right
  • Overtalking each other
  • Sarcastic mean comments to the speaker or each other
  • Being very judgmental of each other
  • Participants take everything that is said very personally due to the hostile interaction
  • Embarrassing the host or leader with malicious remarks

I have been in group meetings where all of these actions have happened, been the target, and participated in some disrespectful behaviors. I am not proud of how I acted; I was discourteous and unprofessional sometimes, but it was acceptable to voice your opinion. Was this behavior a way to conquer and get what was needed? Not really. Did anything get resolved? Most of the time, nothing got accomplished.

What happened to common courtesy, collaboration, and respectfulness towards each other?

How can we change the behavior in meetings? 

It takes one person at a time, starting with Managers and Supervisors, to lead by example and reverse this unprofessional behavior.

Here are some tips:

  • Set up rules of conduct for the meeting(s). Go over them at the beginning of each session as a reminder. Have the code of conduct on the agenda template. As time passes with the same group of attendees, the code of conduct will only need addressing if a new person attends the meeting and reads the code of conduct at the beginning.
  • When someone says something negative, turn to them and say something positive about the topic or person.
  • When someone intentionally breaks meeting etiquette, politely remind them or refer to the code of conduct.
  • As the manager or supervisor, focus on following the code of conduct, leading by example, and positive meeting etiquette will become achievable by all participants.
  • Redirect the “off-topic” discussions for later.

A set code of conduct and behavior etiquette is essential to successful meetings. Being courteous and respectful allows everyone to speak, be heard, participate, and engage, which is when great results will happen. Be organized and prepared. As Managers and Supervisors, we lead by example; if we are focused and engaged, our employees will be too.

Today’s podcast Affirmation

I conduct productive meetings! 

I would love to hear your thoughts as a manager or supervisor on meetings.

If you are struggling with the daily grind and feel alone, a leadership coach like me will help you work through those everyday challenges to continue moving forward to where you want to be. 

Did you find this helpful? If so, please share this podcast with others! 

Until next time when we meet again!

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I would love your thoughts on this topic, and if there is a topic you would like me to explore, please leave a comment. 

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Posted in Blog, Soulful Conversation with Gaia and Patti

A new monthly Soulful Conversation with Gaia and Patti on Letting Go Coming Soon!

Click to watch the short video.

The next monthly Soulful Conversation with Gaia and Patti – Real, heart-centered and fun conversations about life will be coming out on September 11, 2023.

This month on Soulful Conversation with Gaia and Patti we will be chatting about Letting Go.

Please let us know what you think and answer the questions we ask at the end on the conversation.

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Q&A 1 Bonus Podcast Episode Exploring Life and Work with Patti

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Hi, Managers and Supervisors
How’s it going?

In this bonus Question and Answer podcast episode, I wanted to answer these questions a listener asked me.

Click to listen to podcast episode.

Why do you ask questions and sometimes not give tips or solutions to the discussed topics?

This podcast is for Managers and Supervisors to self-reflect and explore within themselves on topics I discuss and to come up with solutions they already know the answer to and for self-awareness of themselves as leaders and become better people at work and home. 

Why are the podcast episodes 5 -6 minutes?

The podcast episodes are 5 – 6 minutes because the audience I serve works longer hours and only has a few moments to listen. 

As a leadership and work-life balance coach, I am committed to helping managers, supervisors, and others become better leaders and live a more purposeful, balanced life outside of work. I do this for the listeners to explore themselves, situations, and topics that happen as a Manager and Supervisor that they may not be able to discuss with others or how they behave can affect their teams and family.

I talk about topics people are scared to discuss but want help with. Years ago, it was acceptable, but it is not now. I’ve had listeners comment that when they have listened to some of the topics I discussed, they lived it, and that is why they left the corporate environment and went out on their own. 

Thank you for the questions and for letting me clarify the format of these podcast episodes and why coaching helps others open up awareness and discussion of complex topics.  

Until next time when we meet again!

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