Climbing The Stepstool?

Have you ever known someone, or more than one person, whose climb up the company step stool  was accelerated because they were constantly telling the boss how smart she or he was?

I’ve known several since I started working almost a half century ago.

I never mastered that relational skill, nor have I been successful over the years in realizing some bosses are content to be mediocre.  While professing to be a superstar, these managers often  hide behind their team and lots of meetings.

It is OK to make mistakes, as long as we learn from them and do not commit them again and again. It’s even better that while learning and making mistakes,  someone saves us before we go under for the third time. It’s great to be on a  team where everyone has each other’s back. . .  and not just as a target for a knife.

Thomas Sowell is a very smart man and shares his thoughts on the topic.

“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth.

When you want to help yourself, you tell them what the want to hear”

-Thomas Sowell


About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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2 Responses to Climbing The Stepstool?

  1. onthecamimo says:

    Thank you, Ray!  We’ve all known and observed ‘yes men or women’.  I’m glad you didn’t master that ‘skill’ (aka manipulation).I love Thomas Sowell….his wisdom is astounding…I devoured Black Rednecks and White Liberals—it helped me understand racial topics so much more.Thanks for your posts!

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  2. Jim Borden says:

    I’ve always tried to avoid politics at work. I’m happy to go to work, do my thing, and go home.

    I have not heard of Sewell, but he sounds like an impressive guy when I clicked on the link…

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