Your being nice might be the thing that stops your business from shining. “The Law of Crappy People states: For any title level in a large organization, the talent on that level will eventually converge to the crappiest person with the title. The rationale behind the law is that the other employees in the company […]
If you try something and it works out badly, would you learn to do it differently next time? Oh the tedium of generic questions. Because the answer certainly shouldn’t be an automatic “yes”. Or “no”. Because the context is everything. I gave a CEO I was working with advice once not to sack a member […]
Too much stress for anyone at work is unsustainable, and shouldn’t be normalised. But if there is regularly too much stress, it’s not necessarily the employer’s fault. Sometimes, hard to say, but you may just be in the wrong job. I’ve run and advised consultancies for most of my life. Consulting is an amazing job […]
There’s a huge disconnect between your team’s desire for you to be nice, and your need to be kind. We need to close that gap if our team is to grow.
Why do we treat stress as such an evil? Why is the reaction to a co-worker who is stressed always one of sympathy and advice how to get out of it? No one who’s ever led anything of significance has ever got there without stress. None of us would walk today if we didn’t open […]