When it comes to business, sometimes, “shaving our head and starting
over” means throwing out old practices completely and starting fresh
with something knew.
I was asked last week what was the meanest thing I ever said to someone.
A few years ago, someone new I had met about 5 minutes earlier said “I’m not sure what I should do with my hair.” I told her “Maybe you should shave your head and start over.” My friends were aghast, but she actually said “Yeah, maybe that’s not such a bad idea.”
Whether it is restarting your website, changing your orientation program, or changing your hiring strategies, putting a fresh look on things may require getting rid of any type of material related to your old way of looking at things. The same thing can be applied to redoing your resume or looking at ways to search for work in the first place.
Sometimes, we have our “head shaved” when somebody ends up deleting files, losing information, or because circumstances require a total shift from the old way of doing things. This could present for you a unique opportunity to give a fresh outlook to your ways of operating.
Share with me stories of “Shaving your head and starting over” at firstname.lastname@example.org