The annual Tri-Cities Women in Business Conference typically takes place in January, but has been postponed to later in the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked past ATHENA Award recipients for their favorite inspirational quotes, podcasts, books, and more to help motivate you through 2021.
Words of Wisdom
I am a firm believer that your success is based on your relationships. Business partners have to feel that you are ethical, honest and trustworthy. When you don’t know the answer, say so, do the research and follow up. It takes a long time to build trust, but it quickly fades when you give misinformation.
I was honored to attend a Harvard Executive Leadership program with some great authors. Everything in your career and life requires negotiation. One of the best books is Getting to yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (Penguin, 3rd edition, 2011). Roger Fisher, William Urey, and Bruce Patton. It addresses six 6 skills that are critical to implement when working toward a common solution. It’s an easy read packed with great tips!
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Tips on Keeping Motivated in 2021
It's tough to stay motivated in these very stressful times, but remember that the way you interact with others can make their day! Stay happy, healthy and alert! We will all be together soon.
Terry Walsh is the former Executive Director of Employee and Community Relations for the City of Kennewick. She is now retired.