Needing to Be Right, Staying Too Long, and Expecting the Organization to Love You Back: AmyJo Mattheis
She has worked in international development, government, higher education, and religion — a professor and a pastor. Works a lot with high-tech startups… she has managed teams, built roadmaps, facilitated groups, navigated boards, set vision, and led thousands of people to bring them into form.
Questions and topics include:
- What were AmyJo's three favorite mistakes?
- Needing to know the answer (or thinking I had to be right)
- Staying too long in a job
- Expecting the organization to “love you back” (even if that's a church)
- How do you learn it’s a problem?
- Somatic indicators – signals?
- Is it fixable? Is it mine to fix? Advice: set a timeline to see if it can be better
- Knowledge vs. assumption
- Being right vs. testing hypotheses
- Coaches people all the time who beat themselves up over mistakes — accepted part of the culture
- Believing it was my responsibility to make everything right or successful
- Founders in Silicon Valley and Venture Capital firms… fail fast, fail early? Easier said than done
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