How are you perceived by the people you work with? What words best describe how you choose to connect with others?

Dr. Lynette Reed

Dr. Lynette Reed is a writer, researcher and facilitator with emphasis on human potential for personal and organizational development. She has mentored leaders from a variety of organizations, has taught courses on world religion and world cultures and also continuing education courses approved by the American Planning Association for ethics, HRCI, and team building/leadership training sessions approved by the Texas Education Agency for continuing education of teachers, superintendents, and school board members.

Her current literary contributions include an executive summary paperback titled, Fixing the Problem, Making Changes In How You Deal With Challenges as well as book contributions, syndicated articles, and guest radio appearances, and a series of children’s books with Abingdon Press. She is a co-founder and board member of the Institute for Soul-Centered Leadership at Seton Cove. Her academic background includes a Doctor of Ministry in Spirituality, Sustainability, and Inter-Religious Dialogue and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

In her conversation with us, Lynette outlines the fundamentals of building community in the workplace, how to change the way you show up in relationships and how to shift the perception that people have of you. She describes the growth of spirituality in the corporate world over the past 20 years, and how spirituality relates to the overall culture of an organization.

Lynette also unpacks her PIMS process for transforming cultures one interaction at a time, by creating your own Personal Intentional Mission Statement, becoming aware of your words, behaviors, and being honest about your expectations vs reality. The culture any company rests with its people. Listen as we explore the benefits of a healthy culture based on healthy community.

Key Takeaways

  1. Spirituality means so many things to different people. At that core it relates to breath. With every breath you take you get to make a choice about how you choose to connect to people and how you’re going to interact. That’s spirituality.
  2. PIMS = Your Personal Intentional Mission Statement
  3. Ask yourself, “What words describe how I choose to connect with others?”
  4. Once you have defined your PIMS words, the key is to align your actions to those words. When something happens, rather than get upset, remind yourself of the words you selected.
  5. Don’t judge people as good or bad, wrong or right. Instead look at reality – the facts that can be confirmed by anyone, and then determine how would be the best way to resolve the issue.
  6. The further away from reality that your expectations are, the more distraught you will be.


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