“When we are closed to ideas, what we hear is criticism. When we are open to ideas, what we get is advice.” – Simon Sinek

For many families, Thanksgiving is a weekend of togetherness with people they may not often see. It can bring up emotional baggage and preconceived notions about who is the “cool aunt” and who is the “crazy uncle” or other designations.

If you find yourself in a conversation with someone, try to set aside the labels and be open to Sinek’s advice. You may find yourself grateful to learn something new about the world or yourself.

 

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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