A Holiday Wish

It’s not news that this past year has been challenging for many—individuals, companies and our country. Unlike past crises though this one seems to have divided us, not brought us together.

For many, the focus has been on placing blame, shooting holes in proposed solutions and remaining on the sidelines waiting for someone or something to “fix” the system, the economy, or whatever we believe is not right. All behaviors that perpetuate these problems while creating new ones. It’s no wonder corporate suffering is so prevalent.

My wish for 2011 is that we overcome this divisiveness and choose to work together to make things better. When a solution is proposed, we acknowledge the intent of the person/group that created it, look for what is right about the solution and add our thoughts on how it can be made even better. We understand that these are our problems to solve and actively look for ways to add value, help others and make our world a better place.

Imagine how fantastic the world we be if those were our “go to” behaviors?

Amanda Mitchell is an executive coach and strategist specializing in helping senior executives deal with disruptive drama within their teams. An advertising agency veteran, she experienced first-hand the business implications of corporate drama both with her Fortune 500 clients and within the Manhattan ad agency she led. She founded Our Corporate Life (www.ourcorporatelife.com) to help executives solve the problems no one wants to deal with. She has been published in Bloomberg Businessweek, and quoted in Fast Company, CNBC.com, and Monster.com. She lives in New Jersey with her family.

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