Nov 23, 2020
Getting to know Elizabeth George
Elizabeth George works as a
senior manager at Sensormatic, a subsidiary of Johnson Controls.
She is a mother of two boys, 16 and 10 years old. Elizabeth is also
a member of Toastmaster International and has served in
different capacities within the organization.
Taking a step back
- Forcing someone to action may get you temporary
success but as time goes by, things will revert back or may turn
into a situation that is worse than you started.
important to find balance. Look for where your team naturally
excels and what your working environment has to
- Elizabeth started stamp collecting and included
the help of her ten-year-old. She also used social media platforms
and joined Facebook groups to occupy her time. It was a good thing
to be busy during the pandemic.
Pivoting and moving forward
not be afraid of taking risks. This is what you need to do when
you're going to an unknown position or new
- Elizabeth took the leap when she was offered a
management position, work that’s beyond her engineering scope. It
was also a position where she needed to do extensive traveling.
Before she accepted, she thought about the position and talked
about it with her family.
management position taught her many things. The risk she took
allowed her to negotiate a new position within the
- Coming from a different cultural background,
Elizabeth needed to work on many issues.
don’t go to work to make friends but when you do get to work, you
need to build relationships with people who are ready to support
for a person to act as your sounding board. This could be a friend,
a partner, or a family member. Having someone to talk to helps you
put things in perspective.
you need to take a step back to due to personal reasons, think of
the long-term ramifications. Be patient and know that taking a step
back allows you to have better doors opened for you in the
- Leaders benefit when they listen to their
are never going to go into a position without facing some
obstacles. Think of these obstacles as your
“Two Steps Back to Move
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