If you are a baby boomer than you probably remember when Sammy Davis, Jr was a guest on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. He used to make us laugh with his “Here comes da judge” skits in the late 60’s and early 70’s. If you’re too young to know what I’m referring to or want to take a trip down memory lane, check out a short video HERE.
This expression came to mind recently when I received an email and the “Judge” showed up unexpectedly. I thought to myself, “Really? Why would she do it like that…my idea was much better…” My inner “Judge” had arrived. I was frustrated. I could see the potential for this judgment to create a sense of disengagement if it continued over time. Since I’m always looking at what creates engagement at work, this seemed to be a problem that needed exploring. I know I’m not the only one out there with an active inner “Judge” so here’s what I started wondering. Continue Reading →