LinkedIn Learning February Black Lives Matter Challenge Participants

Thank you to all those who participated in the LinkedIn Learning February Black Lives Matter Challenge. Employees who participated in this challenge were asked to watch a short video each day and then send us their biggest takeaways. Here is what they learned:

Lea Truttman – Be positive! Someone should be “devil’s advocate” for ideas. Never make a decision based on how you feel.

Denise Baeten – Be positive. Look at all ideas with critical eye.

Donna Mleziva – Listening to understand instead of listening to respond. It is very easy to listen to respond in our fast paced interactions while working remotely. The platinum rule is important when interacting with people.

Tammy Olp – Have conversations with individuals from other generations as we can all learn from each other.

Pieter deHart – The Platinum Rule: Treat people how they wish to be treated (vs. the Golden Rule).

Nichole LaGrow – From the “Banish Your Inner Critic to Unleash Creativity” video, Nichole can see the power of sharing these strategies with students when they are working on papers.

Jolene Truckenbrod – Don’t take things personally & put focus on what the other person is feeling/experienced.

Laura Nolan – To be humble, stay focused on the person, and listen.

Lindsay Martens – think of my ideas (even if not perfectly or fully formed) as a potential to spark a foundation of thought for my colleagues.

Brad Gajeski – Gossip spreads quickly and only people that hear the gossip hear a version.

Sarah Chaloupka – Benefits of Self-Care, Separate self from emotions of change, more reasons self-care is important.

Kassandra Linzmeier – Simply ask how people like to be communicated with. Even though I am most comfortable with email, doesn’t mean everyone else is. Some people much rather prefer getting a phone call instead.

Tammy Clausen – Platinum Rule vs Golden Rule – Treat others the way THEY want to be treated. Everyone has a culture/lens on how they understand and communicate with others.  It is important to understand the cultures of others when communicating with them.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the February Challenge.