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Do you make other’s welcome

I stayed at an AirBNB the other day. It was fantastic. Well, not fantastic. It actually kind of sucked. Every luxury I came to expect was missing. Well not every but a person can complain! With that said, the host warmly welcomed me, showed me every aspect of the property, and inside the room there was an honest and real printed booklet that spanned nearly fifty pages telling me about the unit and the area so I did not feel unwelcome. Every concern a person would have addressed. On the walls the hosts phone number and email, backup phone an email, pictures of key people so you can recognize, common phrases in the country. With these simple gestures I felt incredibly welcomed. In fact, I felt more welcome at this AirBNB than in some companies.

A company is not just a legal fiction and company is a cooperative group of people striving to a common goal. As such we need to make real efforts (and this costs money) to invite guests into our home. Make them feel welcome. Show them the ropes, help them learn and grow and feel welcome in the new environment. From un-funded start-up to Fortune 5: strive to help (not make) people feel welcome!

Ennis Lynch

Ennis Lynch

Ennis Lynch is a Professional Coach Based in South Florida. His primary area of coaching focuses on coaching Software Engineering Leadership. On occasion he does Agile Transformation work as well but prefers coaching at the Team and Individual level vs. the organizational level.

If you have ever wondered: is professional coaching right for me and you are a Software Engineering Manager, Director of Engineering, Director of Software Engineering, VP of Engineering, or CTO reach out for a free initial coaching session. See if coaching is right for you. Initial coaching sessions are the real deal, no hard-sells, no "here is what you would get if you paid". Individuals that receive a free coaching session will get a normal private professional coaching session of 90 minutes (30 minute onboarding + 60 minute coaching) and it will be up to you to follow-up if you want to continue with help on your journey.

Ennis is always gathering research through a team building exercise called the Ball Point Game. If you are interested in a team-level exercise and want to participate in a research project to further the field reach out. The exercise is free in South Florida (and really fun)

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