“There’s work, and then there’s you.” The Bossy Bees continue the conversation in a two-part series on the famous Godfather perspective on business, “It isn’t personal, it’s business.” This harmful and detrimental approach to business permeates the corporate world, despite the decades since the famous quote was first uttered in the movies.
Can Corporate Be Personal?
In the second of a two-part topic, we are talking about the importance of embracing being personal in a corporate environment. We share our own personal challenges we’ve encountered around corporate businesses. For those of you who are also along this path, you may be able to relate! We share some stories when leadership did not approach business with an open-heart. It always creates outcomes that leave many disengaged, burnt out, and defenseless. Join us this week as we:
- Contemplate the corporate version “work-life balance” riddle.
- Discuss why your vision is a bridge to a personal connection with the people around you.
- Reflect on witnessing the fallout that comes after heartless leadership decisions.
- Analyze where the argument of “it’s not personal, it’s business” completely falls apart when you’re building teams.
- Knowing your personal values and building them up with passion.
- Feedback is most productive when it’s authentic, thoughtful, and personal, with the intention to help someone grow in ways that improve their work and life.
- Identify areas where we can remove the “personal” aspects from our work (i.e. the project is late, not you personally).
- Bring our whole, authentic selves to work, how we create healthy boundaries between a corporate business structure and personal lives.
The Bossy Bees is a weekly podcast where we open up to discuss a range of topics that make us laugh, cry, and seriously ponder. We’re here to help you recognize all that you’ve accomplished. For all the times you were told you didn’t have what it takes or that you just aren’t ready, we know you are. Check out some of our other blogs and podcasts related to this topic:
- Business is Personal: Entrepreneurship (the first part of this series)