My physio, Ed Wilson, used to be 1st team Physiotherapist at Bristol Bears Rugby. He’s the only therapist able to get results with my husband’s complicated back, so I’m a fan.
Your colleague asks you:
“I’d like your thoughts on whether we should go with decision A or decision B?”
And you say:
“I don’t care.”
How would they feel?
While the Brilliant Jerk has taken the spotlight for their non-team playing and arrogant behaviour, The Economist has identified a more troubling phenomenon that is often overlooked:
You’re on a mission to drive employee engagement and unify everyone under a shared vision. But it feels like you’re hitting a brick wall when not a single question pops up in your all-hands meetings or company offsite.
“Hey daughter, I noticed you’ve dropped a wet towel on the bed, it can end up smelling musty if it’s left there all day. Did you notice it there too?
She shakes her head and looks confused.
Which I’m taking as ‘OK, it won’t happen again’.
That was Step 1: The Mention from Jonathan Raymond’s 5 step Accountability Dial.
If I had a pound every time I heard a manager say:
‘to be honest, I think it’s the quality of my leadership that’s contributing to their poor performance’…. I’d probably have about £1.30.
If I don’t want to work in your business there’s a good chance that Mr or Mrs Ambitious, High Potential who you’ve just interviewed will feel the same way too.
Here are the top 3 reasons I will walk away from a prospect:
I hope you are all preparing to take a break over Christmas and getting a chance to reset for whatever 2023 is set to bring you and the business. Before you start noshing on mince pies please check out my 5 steps to ultimate enlightenment*
Several years ago, I met a CEO who talked a LOT about their Values – I have to admit I was quite impressed. But then he dumped one of his senior execs in a way that couldn’t be described as ‘showing integrity’ or ‘putting people first’. 🤦♀️
My manager had the capacity to develop my emotional intelligence, and instead, she crushed my spirit. When I finally left the company, I thanked her for the bouquet of flowers but inside I hadn’t forgiven her.