I am wondering what you can do to help too. Do you work with any younger folks in your field who would actually take your advice to heart if you kindly tried to steer them in a more professional direction at work? Frankly, I am wondering if any of us “olds” can make a direct difference on the young turks. Histor…
Actually, yes, now that I think about it. (Surprised me, too. This is why questions that promote self-reflection are worthwhile.) I pass along pearls of wisdom (well, little round white things — they might be pearls) I’ve picked up over 38 years in the workforce. I know some have stuck when I hear people repeating stuff back, sometimes with attribution. (“Or, as Jack would say, ‘What problem are we trying to solve?’”) I think repetition helps.
You may be listened to more than you suspect, Charlotte. You certainly come across as wise on Medium. And intelligent. (Although wisdom ≠ intelligence. “Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not using it in a fruit salad.”) I think your articles are worth reading, and I’m interested in your experience with workplace sexual harassment.