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NextUp will play a major role at the upcoming HBSDealer's Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply event Nov. 8-9 in Chicago. You can play a role, too.
Find out more at HBSDTopWomen.com.
When you can help someone understand what it's like to be comfortable in the uncomfortable, and see themselves for who and what they really are, there are learnings to take away. It keeps that person from putting things into a denial box, shutting them away, and making them too scary to deal with. And it also keeps you from ruminating on it.
Acknowledge where you’ve come from, rather than denying it. Look at the good and bad of yourself and use that knowledge to propel you forward. History can repeat itself if you don't acknowledge it.
Angie: When we talk about individual leadership development supporting the retention of women and other marginalized groups at work – even in the midst of historic events like ‘The Great Resignation’ – why do you think it works?
Kat: It's the feeding of hope. When you give any single individual hope, they're more likely to live creatively and live healthy. So when a training is given to somebody – when it inspires that person to grow and to see hope in themselves, they end up being more creative. They stop feeling like they need to be in fight or flight when stress comes their way. You’ve put them into a growth mindset that starts creativity and stops fear. It increases that person's resilience and ability to stand up against stressors. So [it’s] […]repositioning your perspective into a positive mindset of “I'm going to grow. Good is going to come from this, and I have hope.”