Kristin Featured in Entrepreneur.com

Read Kristin Sherry’s op-ed in Entrepreneur Magazine ME, The Recipe for Success: The Top 10 Talents That Make Successful Entrepreneurs.

Kristin Sherry in the News

Kristin Sherry will be giving three talks in Dubai the week of March 4th, 2019. Following is the press release for her participation on a panel discussion at the Emirates LitFest Business Breakfast on March 7th.

Emirates LitFest Business Breakfast press release.

Shedistinction Interview

Recently, I was interviewed by Vera Ng’oma for the Shedistinction blog.

Read the full interview here.

Unhappy at work? Reflect on your values!

If you’re unhappy at work, take a moment to jot down what’s most important to you. For example:

🖋Connection with loved ones
🖋Autonomy in my job
🖋Making a difference
🖋Having fun
🖋Being a subject matter expert

Next, evaluate these values across three levels: the role, your manager, your company culture.

Review each value against each level and ask, is this value honored by my role, my manager, my company culture?

When your values aren’t honored by the inherent aspects of a role, this could mean career transition is in order.

When your values aren’t honored by your manager, moving to a new team in the organization could be in order.

When your values aren’t honored by the culture, departing the company could be in order.

Knowing where your values are violated is almost as important as knowing what you value.

I hope you find this as helpful as I did. This very exercise led me to quit my job and found Virtus Career Consulting.​

Destructive conflict response #4:​ DEFENSIVENESS

Anxious/protective in the face of criticism.

When we trust things will be okay regardless of the outcome of conflict, there’s no reason to be defensive. We can be open to different opinions.

At the heart of defensiveness is insecurity. We don’t want to admit failure, being wrong, or shortcomings. Did you know our brain treats intellectual threats the same as a physical one?

Thoughts that lead to defensiveness:
• Their opinion is off-base.
• This isn’t my fault.

To overcome defensiveness:

REFLECT.
• Do I tend to view criticism as a win/lose situation?
• Is there a fear-based reason I won’t face my short-comings?

REFRAME.
• “I’m being unfairly attacked. I need to defend myself.”
• Try: “This person cares enough to share feedback with me. I should remain open to see if I can improve.”

CHOOSE to be open and receptive. Be curious about the unique point of view others have that we don’t. Change your thinking that feedback is an attack. Self-awareness and openness to feedback is a top predicator of career success.

Commit to REFLECT, REFRAME, and CHOOSE to be open and receptive.