Leaderly Quote: Stop confusing what you do with who you are.

In her article, 5 Things Women Leaders Should Stop Doing. Today. Tara Jaye Frank says:

“Stop confusing what you do with who you are.”

 

“I believe it’s critical to know who you are (beliefs, values, purpose, and skills), so you can align who you are with what you do. Job satisfaction increases exponentially when there is harmony between the two. But while they complement each other, they are not the same thing.

Sometimes we attach our esteem to work activities, and when our performance takes a hit, our self-worth takes one, too.

Feedback is a valuable and necessary tool – it allows you to refine your skills and improve your overall effectiveness. That said, you have to be careful not to interpret constructive criticism as a character assassination. It sounds extreme, but I’ve found that even though women know this in theory, we still struggle to distinguish between a job and a person doing the job.”

Read the article, here.

Tara Jaye Frank

Tara Jaye Frank is VP of Multicultural Strategy for Hallmark Cards, Inc. and the author of Say Yes: A Woman’s Guide to Advancing Her Professional Purpose, written to help women from all cultural backgrounds chart a career course they can believe in and achieve. Follow her on Twitter @tarajfrank and Facebook at Facebook/tarajayefrank, or visit her at tarajayefrank.com.

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