Welcome to Episode 48 of Building My Legacy.
In this podcast – the third of our 10-part series on resilience – Kate Fitzsimons applies her three Rs of resilience to a very common workplace situation: dealing with a difficult boss or colleague.
Kate’s practical advice based on her three Rs – recognize, reflect and redirect – will help you transform a frustrating relationship into one that can enable you to meet your workplace goals and become the kind of productive employee you really want to be. As Kate explains, it’s all up to us … because “What I think creates how I feel, how I feel drives how I act and how I act creates results.”
So if you want to know:
- Why you should resist the temptation to blame the boss
- How “confirmation bias” can make difficult situations even worse
- Why you need to acknowledge your role in the relationship
- How difficult people can be some of our greatest teachers
- The value of turning “difficult” into “challenging”
About Kate Fitzsimons
Named one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence in 2016, Kate Fitzsimons is an international speaker, certified life coach & director of the Nicole Fitzsimons Foundation – a charity established in honor of her sister Nicole who died in an accident in Thailand in 2012.
Determined to save others from a similar tragic fate, Kate left her corporate career in 2013 to dedicate herself to educating young people about the importance of travel safety. Through her eye-opening presentation at high schools, Kate drives home to students the devastating consequences of risk-taking overseas – a message so powerful that she is now supported by the Australian government and major corporations.
Inspired to help others thrive through adversity, Kate’s presentations to students around the world and her popular podcast show, ”Okay. Now What?” help high school and college students develop “response-ability” – the ability to choose their response to any situation based on their perspective of it. Kate’s passion is to provide inspiration and practical advice to help you overcome even the most traumatic experiences. She knows if she can do it, anyone can.
About Lois Sonstegard, PhD
Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy. Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy? Is there a “best” approach? Is there a process or steps one should follow?
Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:
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