Written by Janet MacDonald.
It was the late nineties and one of many performance reviews I would have in my career. There they were, three words that were never written down but somehow always got conveyed, “you’re too nice.” They were career crippling – I figured it out early on. There was the implication that they’re holding me back. Not able to excel. Missing the killer instinct – I imagined being said behind closed doors. It always involved a differing of philosophies. It wasn’t that I couldn’t or wouldn’t do the requested change. Maybe I wondered aloud, there was a better way to do it that would cause less wreckage. I had some possible solutions. This was a sign of the times, compassion was a weakness.
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