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Sierra Smith

Volunteer Specialist, Goodwill Industries of Houston
joined over 1 year ago.


Recent Activity:

Posted in Strategies for Addressing Communication Challenges

I was faced with difficult communication when a friend became hostile due to miscommunication. I dismissed the hostility and removed myself from the situation because communication isn't too effective with anger. I allowed time to pass and eventually was able to break the ice and have a conversation on even terms. This allowed the truth, even if not agreed on by both sides, to be understood.

Posted in Best Practices in Critical Thinking

I used critical thinking when trying to look for another place to move to within two weeks. Honestly, it took looking at facts from all angles. I had to compile lists and pros and cons for a lot of different things. I also had to remain open, so that I wouldn't be closed off to good ideas, but also had to understand what I didn't need.

Posted in Strategies for Facilitating Difficult Meeting Conversations

Haven't really had to facilitate a conversation with Stakeholders. I would say to first understand who you are speaking with to understand what questions to ask them. Also have an understanding of why you are talking with them as well.

Posted in Inspiring Leader Attributes

Not sure I know of any situations on this incident.  I'm sure the person is very knowledge. Definitely someone who leads by example.  

Posted in Expanding Your Leadership Skills

For continuous growth, reflection is a big step. You have to be willing to look and analyze the prior to understand the future/present. That could be looking at prior data or prior steps all the way to going back over how a meeting went. I think for me, reflection helps a lot.