Nearly 6 months ago, I began working at my new company. It has taken me quite some time to adjust and feel useful. It has taken even longer for me to feel comfortable enough to break away for lunch. And you know how I need my lunchtime getaways.
Part of the reason I found it difficult was that my group generally lunches together. More than that, I really like my colleagues and want for them to like me. On more than one occasion, I have been left feeling a little guilty about my break away lunches. Or…perhaps that is the Catholic in me that has me feeling guilty. *sigh*
The funny (and very cool) thing is that my break away lunches has created a change that even I did not foresee. By leaving to run during the lunch hour, an example has been set. It is one that people are starting to follow — at their own pace.
It’s pretty cool.
- Have you experienced anything similar to this?
- How do you lead by example?