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08.14.2019 (10 Days Ago)

Redhead Princess Warrior writes from The City of Brotherly Love

The "I" and the "We"
The "I" and the "We"
10 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
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We are either doing activity that builds our relationships or doing activity that erodes them. -Kristie Van Luween

This week, an internal bank "community" meeting was dropped into my lap to manage.(well, that certainly is the way it felt.) A colleague asked me to "help him" manage a meeting. When the proverbial curtain went up, he was nowhere to be found. Needless to say, I was not happy. I grumbeled all the way to the office. The entire meeting was now my responsibility. Many different responses ran through my mind. Do I simply not show up and blame him? Do I embarASS him and call him out?

I chose the higher road. I decided I would show up with my OWN notes and run the agenda my way. Excuses will always be there, but opportunity won't. Carpe Diem.

I listened to my "community" of colleagues around the table talk about what they wanted this meeting to include. Connection, relationship, laughter, opportunity. Sounds a lot like GOTHAM. I couldn't help myself. I shared Fred's story and shared his motto. I concluded by advising my community of colleagues that if they wanted relationships, they would have to turn thier "I" into a "we" and bring something to give.

I think there may be a GOTHAM M&T Wilmington Trust chapter on the horizon.

 

How would you have handled this situation?

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  •  Liz_Saldana wrote 10 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Bravo! You handled the situation beautifully.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Fred wrote 9 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Everything is a competitive challenge and one must seize the moment and dare to be great!
     
       
     
     
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  •  Kelly_Welles wrote 9 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Sometimes adversity is the best teacher and best advantage, as you discovered. Fortunately, you, we, ergo all of us, have resources of which we are unaware unless tested. Yours are obviously abundant. And what's best is that your enthusiasm is contagious.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 9 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Taking the high road always prevails.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Victoria_Drogin wrote 9 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Love it!
     
       
     
     
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  •  NeilHollander wrote 9 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    There is no “I” in “ TEAM “

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  •  jzinder wrote 9 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Always take the high road! Always make it your own!!!! no one will ever remember how you got up in front of them only that it was you!
     
       
     
     
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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 7 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    You turned it into a plus for you.
     
       
     
     
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