No Day at the Beach
Wally Bock's perceptive post on great work is hard work reminded me of a conversation I had a few years ago with one of the best executives I've ever known. After his retirement, upper management and his successor decided to go in a very different direction. The place has yet to recover.
During the conversation, he remarked that a friend of his told him he'd made one very big mistake: He had made his achievements look easy.