Leaning Into Discomfort

November 25, 2020

We’re back! After a brief hiatus, we catch up with Charlie and Erika Fisher, Chief Administration Officer & General Counsel at Atlassian. As a leader of many teams who have shifted to working from home, Erika shares insights on the pursuit of a work/life balance over time, zoom fatigue, and leaning into personal discomfort in an effort to continue to become a better leader. She is proud to be part of a team and a company that are looking for ways to continue to move forward and create a better work environment for their employees, as well as challenging herself to have the hard conversations that arise in her place of leadership. She continuously asks herself, “How uncomfortable am I making myself? Because I have a responsibility here to not just fall into the norms and accept it. […] If I’m not changing the conversation, than I am probably only reinforcing it.”

“Sometimes it’s not until you do something that feels uncomfortable and it works, that you realize the failure was that I wasn’t doing this all along.”

Erika Fisher