Developing STEM storytelling as part of your professional development trajectory focuses you on stories which include. Instead of stories which make other people feel marginalized, intimidated or outright excluded.
Now, some STEM professionals are unaware of how their behaviors and mindset showcase unconscious professional bias. Yet, other STEM professionals and analytical, left-brain thinkers, are very aware of how they showcase their conscious biases towards other employees. These professional biases are based on perceived differences due to job titles, pay grades, levels of education and generations.
Consequently, other employees – even those from comparable job titles, pay grades, and education – end up hiding out in departmental value silos. As a result, employees hide their value and their remarkable stories. Instead of connecting their stories across the organization, as part of a compelling human capital strategy.
I offer these three blog posts to catalyze developing STEM storytelling as a key component of your professional development trajectory.
When we focus on what we have in common, rather than what we think separates us, we co-create greater value. For each other and with each other. By better serving each other, first, we better serve our colleagues, employers, stakeholders, partners, investors and clients. And get to where we need to go. Together.
- Why Professional Exclusion keeps your Company Glass Half Full
- Are Your STEM Colleagues really as Intimidating as You Think?
- Why Professional Terminology gets in Your Way Professionally
Take your next professional development steps. Let’s work on telling your professional story so colleagues, investors and clients are engaged in working with you. Co-create enduring and compelling business outcomes. Together. Contact me here.
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Babette Ten Haken | Change Catalyst | Purpose-Driven Professional Innovation | Cross-Functional Team Leadership | Trust-Based Client Retention | In Person & Virtual Speaker, Consultant, Coach, Author |
Babette Ten Haken is a refreshingly extroverted STEM professional and skeptical thinker focused on intentional innovation. She helps people, teams and organizations make hard calls when designing products, services, careers and cultures. These are not easy conversations to have. Her ability to translate cross-functional conversations between left-brain and right-brain thinkers provides different pathways for behavior, response, insight and collaboration. Think of the strategic business and human capital value of moving beyond avoidance or group-think, together. Instead, let your creativity, critical thinking, and leadership skills co-develop together, one millimeter at a time. She is a member of ASQ, SHRM, PMI, and the National Speakers Association. Her playbook of cross-functional collaboration, Do YOU Mean Business? is available on Amazon.com. Contact Babette here. Image source: Adobe Stock