If you are proud of your work, give yourself some slack

Consultants Mind

Today was a rough day.  Client disengaged.  Technology not working. Long trips with weather delays to be in 1 meeting.  Not the glamour that I expected when starting client service 15 years ago.    In blackjack terms, today was a 16 on a dealer 10.

ConsultantsMind Blackjack HandWant to client to be successful.   Don’t get me wrong.  I am 70% heart, 15% head, and 15% hand.  The heart goes a long way.  I am a big believer in the WHY.  That said, we cannot “fix adults”.  People are people, and we cannot only do good work.

Not hard on myself or my team because we did good work on the project.  The fact that the world (i.e., the client) does not fully appreciate it now, is not my fault.  As Seth Godin says, “ship art”.  Yes, we shipped art.  If they can’t appreciate it, or work with it, on some level they…

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About redahojeij

Extensive international experience in the pharmaceutical industry in General Management, Sales and Marketing, in mature and emerging Markets across Europe, Middle East and North Africa. > + 25 years of experience in a Fortune 50 global pharmaceutical Company, developing business, sales potential, new opportunities, people and organization structures across a wide range of emerging and mature markets in EMEA. Founded KALEMA Consulting to provide services in Executive Business Coaching and Consulting, for Business Executives wanting to improve performance and effectiveness in face of existing business challenges in International mature and emerging markets Double Education background, Business and Science. Tri-lingual (English, French and Arabic)
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