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Step Up … Step Out … Be Bold … Be BIG. Corey L. Jamison President The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc. The World Bank Washington, D.C. March 2011. Purpose: To Slow Down … To Speed Up.
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Step Out …
Be Bold …Be BIG
Corey L. Jamison
The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.
The World Bank
First YOU …
then YOU as part of World Bank
(“printing” a kidney – Dr. Anthony Atala)
Mechanical Heart Valve
I am daring you to think bigger,
to act bigger and to be bigger.
I dare you to think creatively.
I dare you to . . . lead and
I dare you to build character.
I dare you to share.
I am promising you a richer life
and more exciting life if you do.
Excerpts from William H. Danforth, I Dare You!
(St. Louis, MO: American Youth Foundation, 1931).
William H. Danforth (1870–1956),
founder of the Ralston Purina Company.
to Be BIG?
It can mean that YOU:
Bring your full self to your role - to the moment
Speak up, share who you are
Try new things
Have a life stance of growing, learning, and partnering with others
Enjoy radical flexibility
Courage to be vulnerable
Courage to be honest
Courage to listen
Courage to learn
Courage to change
Courage to invest in each other
Where are you showing up BIG?
Where are you showing up small?
What is one place that you want to Be BIGGER?
What are 3 factors in your work environment that support people being BIG?
What are 3 factors in your work environment that support people being small?
What are the organizational consequences of people feeling and acting small, diminishing or limiting others, and being “small” as a team or group/function?
A sense of belonging:
Feeling respected, valued, and seen for who we are as individuals;
There is a level of supportive energy and commitment from leaders, colleagues, and others so that we – individually and collectively – can do our best work.
Greet people authentically—say hello.
Create a sense of “safety” for yourself and your team members.
Work for the common good and shared success.
Listen as an ally—listen, listen, listen and engage.
Lean into discomfort—be willing to challenge self and others.
Put your stake in the ground and be willing, eager and able to move it.
Link to others’ ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
Create 360-degree vision: Ask others to share their thoughts and experiences and accept their frame of reference as true for them.
Address misunderstandings and resolve disagreements.
Speak up when people are being excluded.
Ask who else needs to be in the room to understand the whole situation.
Build trust: Do what you say you will do and honor confidentiality.
… Let’s do the math