Three words might have made the difference, but rather than say those words he decided to try to separate his private life from his public life. It didn’t work. It never does. His private failure affected his public performance and his career plummeted.
If only he had summoned the courage to say three words.
A woman with a natural gift for business found herself heading a large corporation. They called her a natural-born leader. But it wasn’t long before her responsibilities outdistanced her competence.
She tried to compensate with micromanagement and the corporation began to flounder. She lost the respect of her management team and labor force. Never during her tenure had she dared to utter the three words that could have saved her and her company.
I had a gifted young man on my team. He was intelligent, competent and trustworthy but there were three words he was afraid to say. To him those words signified weakness. If he ever uttered them it might cost him his job.
He was wrong!
He began saying the words. He began to learn how to be better at his job. Those words saved actually saved his job and made him an even more valuable member of the team.
These are real situations. and I still believe that saying three words could have made a difference just as they did with my valued teammate.
What do you think the three words are? How do you think they make a difference? I will answer both questions and share how they changed my live in my next blog post
What do you think the three words are? Perhaps you are thinking of three words that are just as important. Let me know your thoughts.