No. 133 - The Downside to Success

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A caution about your pouring your heart into your "art": it will spark jealousy.

Surprisingly one of the toughest parts of success is finding a colleague happy for you. But as they say, "Anyone can get pity. Jealousy you have to earn."

Following the advice in my blog might cause you some trouble. When you persistently do off-the-charts good work, the unintended consequence is that you make other people look bad. That can create a problem for you because frankly, people are often envious of your effort and success. It's crazy, but you will be reviled by some for your exertion. They are afraid you'll make them look inferior—their worst fear.
I've asked many CEOs what was the biggest surprise they experienced once becoming CEO, and the majority told me some version of being taken aback by how many enemies they then had.

No. 134 - Leaders Are Constant Learners
No. 132 – Every Decision is a Calculated Risk
 

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Saturday, 18 November 2017