Dear “Younger Self,” – How to Reframe Negative Outcomes from being Labeled as “Mistakes,” to the Experiences that Make Us Better Leaders and Better People | Sessions

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Concurrent Session, ENX CHRO, ENX HR Leaders, ENX Mid-Market
Dear “Younger Self,” – How to Reframe Negative Outcomes from being Labeled as “Mistakes,” to the Experiences that Make Us Better Leaders and Better People
In-Person and Virtual Tuesday 06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Early Career, Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Attendees will recognize that each of us has a story and to keep it to ourselves, for fear of embarrassment or ego, when others can learn from it or maybe not feel so alone, is doing a disservice to the next generation of HR professionals. 

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What if you could go back in time, to the early part of your career, and talk with your 'younger self?'  What would you say? What advice would you give, and how transparent would you be with the ups and downs you experienced to get you where you are today?  As HR Professionals we all know that this type of self-reflection is an important component of being an effective leader. But how many times do we intentionally share our stories of adversity, and subsequently how we grew from them, with those around us?  'Dear Younger Self', is one woman's journey as she:

  • Left a company she's been at for 18 years.
  • Joined a new,  predominantly male-dominated organization, with a well-established Leadership Team.
  • Found out that most of the employees (including some of the leadership), viewed the role of HR, as a villain.
  • Faced numerous challenges.
  • And in the end, learned some incredibly valuable lessons in leadership and life.

Learning Objectives:

  • Expansion of self-awareness regarding adversity in the listener's own career and how they responded to difficult situations.
  • Recognizing the importance of key leadership and development skills.
  • Identifying and leveraging your strengths as they relate to your role and what you were hired to do in your organization.
  • Never shying away from saying the things that need to be said.The importance of gaining buy-in when going through organizational change.
  • Making decisions based on what we know, not how we feel.
  • The power of vulnerability.
  • Examining why, so often, we associate 'mistakes' as a negative experience vs. an opportunity for growth.

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Julie Wright, VP of Engagement,
Royal United Mortgage