103. Benefit of the Doubt | Generous Leadership Coaching Tip

Benefit of the Doubt

Every other week we post a Generous Leadership Coaching Tip with R.O.G. Host Shannon Cassidy.

Quotes from Interview:

“Assume positive intent.” – Shannon Cassidy

“Beware of the stories we are telling about the situations in our lives.” – Shannon Cassidy

Host Bio: 

Shannon Cassidy is Founder and CEO of Bridge Between, Inc. a boutique leadership development firm specializing in behavioral change, executive presence, effective communication, collaborative teamwork, empowering leadership, and conflict resolution. She provides Executive Coaching, Facilitation (team sessions, retreats, conferences) and Keynote Speaking (conferences, annual events, ceremonies) and Mentoring Programs (associations, ERGs, leadership circles) all custom designed. She has a podcast called R.O.G. Return on Generosity that focuses on how to be a corporate generous leader by sharing time, talent and gratitude. 

Shannon combines her keen ability to get to the heart of every matter with a proven track record as a corporate leader. Before founding bridge between, she spent years building profitable businesses and driving innovation and leadership initiatives. This real-world experience formed the bedrock of her success, enabling her to provide clients with the strategies, tools, and inspiration to thrive during organizational change and lead with vision, values, and purpose.

Shannon has authored several articles and books including Discover Your Inner Strength (2009), The Five Degree Principle: How Small Changes Lead to Big Results (2013), V.I.B.E. A Self-Discovery Journey to Authentic Leadership (2014) and Grounded in Gratitude a one-line-a –day, five-year gratitude journal (2015). Her current efforts focus on the benefits of Generosity at Work.

Bridge Between, Inc. provides two free quizzes to help leaders realize their current state as a Generous Leader and how to diversify their networks. Check them out! 

Favorite Quote on this Topic: 

“We just ourselves by our intentions and others by their behaviors.” Stephen Covey

R.O.G. Takeaway Tips:

  • Before telling a story about your current circumstance, assume positive intent. Give the benefit of the doubt. Either make it mean nothing or that you need more information. 
  • Make deposits into every open “account” (relationship) you engage with this week. 
  • Generously give the benefit of the doubt


Coming Next:

Episode 104, we will be joined by Neal Foard, The Human Condition is Cooperation.


Sheep Jam Productions, Host Shannon Cassidy, Bridge Between, Inc.

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