I don’t like to point the finger at myself, I don’t like to fail and I hate it when other people point the finger at me. I am ok with sharing success but I find praise uncomfortable. I believe in a fair days work for a fair days pay.
Why then have I worked for the past 30 years in Companies that promote firefighting, develop blame cultures and focus on individual failure whilst sharing success with the chosen few? I ask myself do I enjoy it.
The answer to these is unfortunately no, but worryingly for me I have become good at these games and can survive quite well in most organisations.
How does it make me feel? – Frustrated, angry, worried- rarely happy – I may have become addicted though to something that causes me pain?
So I’d like to throw out the following 10ish questions to help us start thinking about ourselves
I suppose the above needs us all to take a look in the mirror and start with ourselves. As leaders we need to make the change firstly in ourselves, I am by no means an expert and find becoming self-aware continually shocks me