I got up that morning thinking I was going to a doctor’s appointment. My thyroid is acting up again so I was Hashtag Adulting. The thing was, I also had a ticket to be in the live studio audience for the RuPaul show, a new talk show taping a three-week test to run on select Fox stations (New York, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Charlotte).
I was in my local Marina del Rey Ralph’s grocery store and came upon two giggling and very excited young women in front of an impressive Hot Wheels display. A longtime devotee (As you can see, I still have the blue plastic Hot Wheels case jammed full from when I was a kid) so I stopped to check out the display.
Reading the last email where someone in my life decided to put me and my work down in front of other people I started thinking about my How to Kick Fear and Toxicity Out of the Workplace presentation, and I came to the following:
We have three choices as we navigate dealing with toxic people:
The path of least resistance — Keeping quiet, lowering expectations trying to get through with as few confrontations as possible
The path of confrontation — Getting down and getting into it
The path of “I’m done” — To turn on one’s heel and simply walk away.
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Announcing the Diversity and Inclusion Program at the SharePoint Conference 2019
Heading to Las Vegas, May 21-23, 2019 for the SharePoint Conference? Mark your calendar for our Diversity & Inclusion Programming all week at the event. Track “DIV” on the conference website.
International Women’s Day? Women’s History Month? I believe every day and every month are (or should be) about women. But not just women; I want all humans to get it together, as in two-gether. Because it takes two (or really more like 7.7 billion) people to make this thing work. We need everyone, every day.