Lately I had the opportunity to listen to both sides of the story about one of the executives leaving the company. According to the executive in question the place was like no other – disorganized, micro managed and not allowing him to use his full potential. Which is true. The company in question is not the best place to work if you expect to have your assistant to prepare everything for you so that you only sign your name on the documents. And none of the reasons for which he was not warmly welcomed were his fault. Not the coffee and smoke breaks, nor the constant phone calls to friends and family, the gossiping about everybody behind their back and last but not least – the genuine interest in the Celebrity gossip sites during work hours were his fault. It was all because the company was not to his standards.
On the other hand – the company was concerned with the revenue which this executive was hired to bring but for many visible reasons he was distracting himself from the main reason he was in the company.
In the end things of course didn’t work out. But where is the truth?
The moral of the story:
If you are an executive that means you have the potential, you have the experience and are headed towards the success of the company you work for. That means that:
- You give your 100% – from the time you clock in to the time you clock out and to the time you call asleep – you work for the company – every minute – every second. You do your best and you show it.
- You have impeccable office behavior – Bad manners backfire and in the end make your life harder.
- You are responsible and personally accountable for your actions and inactions – Blaming your company for your unwillingness to be invested in your work is never a good way to stand out as an effective executive
- Disrespecting the hand that signs your check is never a good approach – By gossiping how everybody else is incompetent you definitely send the message to your boss that your boss is incapable of hiring good employees. And when this reaches your boss’s ears – guess who is up for a discussion…
- You welcome challenges and learn from mistakes – If every body else is to be blamed for what “happens” to you are likely repeat the same exact scenarios again and again
Blaming You – Blaming Me © 2008 Tsvetanka Petrova. All Rights Reserved
About the Author
Tsvetanka Petrova – Sue, the Good Karma Coach, specializes in choosing who you want to BE and being in alignment with this feeling and knowledge so that you can attract easily and effortlessly your desires along your path that correspond with who you are.
She has a first-hand experience with overcoming impossible obstacles, surviving through all storms and attaining unimaginable financial and personal success for her age as a result.
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