Thursday, March 29, 2012

No Gods, No Masters

Consider these scenarios:

  • An unpopular employee is in trouble => Do you follow your process; or, do you get more aggressive to try and justify firing them?

  • A complaint comes to you that hits a little too close to home => Do you accept it as something that needs to be addressed; or, do you bury it in the other 100+ emails you’re going to get today?

  • You’ve been asked to make an exception that no one will ever know about =>  Do you follow a consistent path; or, do you “take care of it"?

Chasing false gods of power and bowing to masters that compromise your values do nothing more than obliterate your credibility. Its easy to make exceptions, or pretend you didn’t realize what was going on, or quietly release someone from the organization. However it doesn’t mean there won’t be ramifications, sometimes with very costly results.

“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

How About You
Are there “gods” and “masters” in your corporate life that are trying to cloud your judgment? We all have them. Take the time to see through these challenges and do the right thing.

I’d love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

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  2. Fantastic Jay...thank you. Compromise and shortcuts may get you there faster...but where is "there"? The truth will be revealed!

  3. Slight twist on the MLK quote..."It's never wrong to do the right thing". It works in my work, it works in my house, it works with our kids. :) Great post!