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How to Break Bad Management Habits Before They Reach the Next Generation of Leaders: Elizabeth Lyle (Transcript)

Elizabeth Lyle

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Elizabeth Lyle – Leadership Development Expert

I am guilty of stacking my dishes in the sink and leaving them there for hours. I fact-checked this with my boyfriend. He says it’s less like hours and more like days, but that’s not the point.

The point is sometimes I don’t finish the job until the stack has gotten high enough that it’s peaking over the lip of the sink and my inner clean freak loses it. This charming habit developed when I was in college.

And I had tons of excuses “I’m running to class!” “What’s one more dirty dish in the sink?” Or my favorite, “I think I can save time and water if I do them all together later.” But it’s not like I needed those excuses, because nobody was calling me on it.

I wish they had.

I look back now and realize that every time I didn’t put a dish in the dishwasher and finish what I started, it became more second nature to me, and I grew less likely to question why I was doing it.

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