Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Why are you compliant?

While many bosses ask  "Why aren't you doing what I told you to do?", you should be asking yourself "Why am I so compliant?"

Is it because you want to fly under the radar, keep your head down, and just do your protect what you have?
You should be pushing the envelope, questioning, and initiating debate.

If your goal is to not rock the boat and not get noticed, be careful what you wish for: an forgettable, vanilla employee rarely achieves anything remarkable.  Try to think about an interesting book, story, movie or song about someone who did exactly what they were supposed to do.  Now think about the opposite.  I bet the titles start flowing.

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