Episode 168: Why Putting the Mission Ahead of Our Ego Will Create Positive MomentumEpisode 168: Why Putting the Mission Ahead of Our Ego Will Create Positive Momentum https://jobsteam.consultantconnect.org/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 America's Jobs Team https://jobsteam.consultantconnect.org/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg
“Maturity is humility. The mature person need not experience the satisfaction of ‘I told you so.'” –Ann Landers
As economic developers, we often have an inkling about the direction our communities need to be moving way before it becomes mainstream knowledge. Sometimes, we spend years attempting to teach community partners about impending developments and needs coming our way, only to be met with resistance, apathy or disinterest. So what happens when push comes to shove?
When we’ve been feeling like a broken record and all of a sudden the community realizes they need to come alongside, it’s all too tempting to say “Hello?! I’ve been saying this for years!” or even “I told you so!” Though in the moment this may feel good, these are not productive nor unifying responses. Then the question becomes, how should we respond in such a moment and why is the way we react imperative?
Faye Davis picks Carla Sones‘ brain on today’s episode about balancing the organizational mission, the future vision, and the personal ego as economic developers continue to fight the good fight of informing their community and staying ahead of trends. Join the two of them as they talk about strategies for responding well, why meeting people in the moment with excitement and energy will capitalize on momentum, and how they can keep the inertia going long term. Hit play now to listen in!
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