Thursday, December 15, 2011

I Have a Great View from My High Horse

Dealing with difficult issues in the workplace can take its toll. Not in the way you might think though. Sometimes juggling sensitive issue after sensitive issue can give the HR pro (read here => me) a bit too much self-confidence. That's not a bad thing, but here's where the "takes its toll' part comes in to play. If we get so immersed in issues where we, by the mere fact that its our job are making extremely important decisions, its critical that we take a step back and do a reality check.

Reach out to those that absolutely can be trusted and review what you're dealing with and the options you're considering to move forward. Make sure you're on track, and haven't inadvertently overlooked an important topic, person, or political issue. Most of the time you'll be handling the situation just fine. For me, its an opportunity to make sure I'm not blindly moving ahead and risking making a mistake.

How About You
Have you ever said this before: "Nothing surprises me anymore." There's danger in that statement. You might just be getting too complacent with your reactions. Take a minute, and hop off that horse. It has saved me time and time again.

I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

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  1. Great stuff!

    Confidence comes from the Latin 'con' with, and 'fide' faith. I like to think that doing things confidently, with faith, implies a sense of feeling and belief derived from awareness.

    Arrogance comes from the Latin 'ab' away, and 'rogare, to question. It means to turn away from questioning, complacent I guess?

    I expect your high horse award winners may be suffering from the latter?

  2. Many thanks for the comment Doug. I don't think I've ever had a post with that type of analysis before! Well done, and I totally agree!