25th April was national DNA day. As an amateur genealogist, I’ve traced thousands of my ancestors and last year had my DNA analysed to find out more about my ethnicity.
Based on my previous research, I wasn’t surprised to see most of my clan came from the Midlands and Yorkshire area. (I’m pretty sure there are entire villages related to me in some way!)
Your own personal DNA is made up of 50% from your mother and 50% from your father. But it’s not a set 50%. If you have siblings, they may have a different variation of that 50% from each of your parents, which is why we’re all slightly different.
This ‘50%’ got me thinking about what we ‘inherit’ in the workplace. I work with a lot of Line Managers, and quite often we discuss why they do things in a certain way… and, you guessed it, it’s usually because their own, or previous line managers have done it that way too. So, it’s not a hard stretch to consider that we ‘inherit’ a % of our Managerial DNA (M’DNA) from others.
The good news is, that whilst we are pretty much stuck with the DNA we inherit from our parents, we are not stuck with the M’DNA we’ve inherited from previous managers. Being conscious of what you’ve inherited AND working out if it’s a good trait or not is the first step.
Interested in finding out more about your M’DNA? Check out the Lightbulb Management Development programme where we delve deeper into the topic… along with a ton of solutions to improve the M’DNA you pass on to others too!
Link to programme: https://www.curiouslighthouse.co.uk/lightbulb-managers-programme.html
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Apparently today (25th April) is National Telephone Day!
I’ve had this old phone for many years and love the idea that someone in the 1940/50’s installed this in their home as the latest fashion.
Since then, many people will have used it to share good news, sad news, important news and of course simply gossip on it!
What makes it even better, is it still works! And although we use our mobiles on a daily basis, this bit of history still sits proudly in the hallway (where all good phones use to sit!) and reminds me that while the tools we use to communicate are ever changing, the importance of communication remains the same.
In fact, the topic of communication is the foundation to every Management Development programme I’ve ever run… because when we improve how we communicate, we improve our chances of better outcomes.
So, happy National Telephone Day! I hope you have some great conversations... on the phone and in person!
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