Sometimes things are not as they appear. Let me tell you about two people I know who work for the same organization, Pat and James (not their real names). These two people will seem familiar to you. You might even be one of them. While their approaches and effectiveness differ, they are nice people; you’d trust your kids with both of them.
Pat fits in with the clubby corporate culture. In fact, this might be his best skill. He does as instructed, doesn’t argue, wears the same type of suit as everyone else and generally gets along with everyone. He does the same work as everyone else in the same way. He doesn’t stick out in any meaningful way. He invests a lot of time to make sure his boss is happy. Everyone loves Pat. Read More