From the shadows

No one likes being wrong, and asking for help doesn’t come natural to many people. But there’s a difference between being careful and hiding in the shadows to avoid failure.

I’m not sure that there’s a specific balance that I’d recommend (or even that I consistently achieve myself), but I do know that it’s easy for an aversion to fear to turn into productivity paralysis.

Interestingly, being proactive about addressing the things you don’t know and need help with and fear and struggle with…is the best way to keep these things under control and master your weaknesses.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.