Is it me?

When we’re out walking, and we smell a faint, but persistent odor of dog scat, we’re likely to check the bottom of our own shoes. “Have I stepped in something? Is it me?”

But consider other situations. A negative work environment. A combative relationship. An ineffective team. A gathering that feels unwelcoming.

Are we brave enough to ask ourselves, “Am I contributing the problem? Is it me?”