By Judith H. Katz

Too many of us have made up our minds the most secure method to get via lifestyles is to be small. they have made up our minds it really is too harmful to imagine monstrous, to talk out, to take dangers. yet, really at the present time, firms want humans to step up. to deliver extra of themselves to the place of work, to give a contribution extra and feature an even bigger influence at the luck of the association. This inspiring, charmingly illustrated publication demanding situations every one people to teach up extra totally as members and in our interactions with others, and to discover how you can be tremendous jointly. In hassle-free, incisive language Miller and Katz support us comprehend all the many, occasionally sophisticated methods we make ourselves small. They express how we make others small to boot, and the way those similar attitudes can retain us from operating jointly successfully. they usually motivate us to nourish new attitudes that would make us, our co-workers, and our agencies higher.

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It is even more challenging to see others as BIG. But it is most challenging to dare to Be BIG together. We keep us small in many ways. Ways in which we fail to make a connection, fail to Step Up together, fail to Step Out into new territory together, fail to take Bold actions together. And yet, if WE are daring enough to create a new WE, WE can do our best work together, achieving more than WE could separately and more than WE ever dreamed of. 51 Chapter 5 is about the ways we avoid working together.

To Be BIG, I need to promise myself every day that I will be brave and have the courage to dream BIG think BIG show up BIG so that I can do my best work. 21 If I want to Be BIG I will show up—fully I am willing to be seen I have to be willing to give up being invisible and anonymous. I have to let people see me. I have to believe I can make a valuable contribution. I bring my voice, my ideas, my thinking I am willing to be heard. I value what I have to say and I expect others will, too. I am willing to share the parts of me that are different from others, the perspectives that 22 BE BIG: ME can come only from someone with my unique background and experience—my piece of the puzzle.

Seeing you is an ongoing process, not a finite event. SEEING YOU AS BIG 43 I reach out and engage I make it a point to say Hello When I see you, I make a genuine effort to connect with you by making eye contact, shaking hands, saying Hello, or asking about what is going on in your life (and meaning it) in ways that are appropriate for the time, the place, and our relationship. It takes a little time (though not as much as I had assumed), but it is worth the effort to make the connection with you.

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