Day 23 Connection Challenge: Ask for Feedback

Asking for feedback may make us feel vulnerable, but it also can increase trust levels in an organization. Opening up also may accelerate our development: When we share the skills we’re focused on building with others, research says we improve more quickly. #betransparent #beauthentic #connectionchallenge

Day 21 Connection Challenge: Share Something Real

Many of us feel we should keep our personal and work lives separate. But sharing what’s going on for us personally can give needed context to our colleagues and make them feel comfortable sharing in return. Vulnerability increases trust, and ultimately also improves productivity and engagement at work. Start small and share something personal and real with a colleague today. #beauthentic #betransparent #connectionchallenge

Day 9 Connection Challenge: Say You’re Sorry

Saying “I’m sorry” and admitting that we did something wrong is the first step to self-improvement. If an apology is made sincerely, it also increases trust, empathy and accountability in a team. Do you owe someone an apology? Reach out to them today. #beauthentic #connectionchallenge

Day 8 Connection Challenge: Tell a Story

In her amazing TED talk on vulnerability, researcher Brene Brown says that stories are “data with a soul.” Whether you are presenting to an audience of 1000 or having a 1-1 conversation, stories help to build trust and emotionally engage other people. Try it today. #beauthentic #betransparent #connectionchallenge