Especially at work, let's start acknowledging the skill of people that mediate, find middle grounds, lead with kindness instead, resolve with gentleness.
These can be as powerful as being bold, loud, strong.
Let's start noticing, and let's start helping others notice.
Hahahahah I didn’t know that Gillick was the *losing* party, not the one that proposed the law.
That’s such a major way to lose that I almost feel sorry for her… but then apparently she hasn’t changed her mind yet so, no not feeling sorry.
Anyway let us end the week by paying tribute to Mrs Victoria Gillick, queen of the law of unintended consequences.
She went to court to try to stop under 16's getting contraception and abortion and instead enshrined those rights in law.
Think on, litigators!
Just because someone is famous, important, or a household name doesn’t mean they’re going to be a good leader. Often the best leaders are people with little name recognition, who put in the work to get the best out of their people.
Years back I had a long open discussion about time and value delivered with the CEO and CTO at the time because our office wasn’t “reaching the hours required”, with the irony that we also were one of the highest revenue locations.
They kept arguing that consulting business is about hours sold.
I pointed out we stopped selling contracts by hours years back, so no, that’s not what we were doing.
And I rejected the idea that our office was not doing well because we didn’t reach “80% utilization”.
I still have that conversation saved (was in text) as a reminder of how even in front of obvious results people didn’t understand.
Not even being one of the top revenue generating location avoided that idiotic, demeaning, mindset.
Second, if you despair at how the 'debate' draws focus away from the real problems women face (and I do), remember that if you are trans (or an ally) you have no choice but to engage with that debate. For you (or them) it's existential.
Surveillance tech... I mean adtech... fails in so many ways that's ridiculous it has been pursued for so long and with so much harm, but I've to say that one of the things that are the most hilarious is when you buy something and then they keep trying to get you buy it for weeks.
In a huge win for trans people and their families, the Court of Appeal has today reversed the judgment handed down in Bell v Tavistock.
The judgment is a resounding success for the Tavistock and those of us who supported their appeal. Read more here: glplive.org/bell-win
8. “The Craft of Feedback.”
Poor feedback can be destructive not only to our work, but also to the long-term morale of a team. First-time AEA speaker @folletto shares powerfully transformative ideas for giving and getting feedback.