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Creating Your Lifeline

lifeline

Create a lifeline by writing important events such as graduation, job beginnings and endings, marriage, children, deaths or other endings of important relationships.

Then go back and add transition times, times that now, with the wisdom of perspective, you can see you were in transition.

Then add your life high points and its low points.

Then add moments of accomplishments of which you are proud and those moments of which you feel sorry or you regret

Review this information and pay attention to the trends and emotions. Look for patterns of change. Look for rhythms such as number of years between major life events and compare it to the time periods in between important changes in your career. Are there patterns?

From Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, and Sustain Your Effectiveness by Annie McKee, Richard Boyatzis, and Frances Johnston

 

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Author:

Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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