Happy Halloween all! This is the time of year we encourage each other to dress up like someone else and to escape from our own realities for a short period of time. It is fun to pretend to be a gangster, pirate, clown, vampire, or even a poop emoji and forget our daily stresses. I think we need to do this more often in our workplaces too. No. Not to dress as a pirate, but to escape our everyday reality and reflect on the things we are doing. I like to picture myself in my subordinate’s shoes and think about what they see when they see me. Am I someone they can trust? Am I someone who is investing in them? Or am I big fat poop emoji?

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