Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Overqualified Plus

We know that some people are turned down for positions because they are "overqualified."

But what about the adverse actions that occur because of other positive qualities? Let's be frank. There are people whose careers are harmed because they are:

  • Nice.
  • Creative.
  • Honest.
  • Fair.
  • Polite.
  • Analytical.
  • Far-sighted.
  • Courageous.

We can easily cite examples of when a virtue becomes a vice. The analytical person may be indecisive. The courageous person may be rash. But that criticism may be too easy. Groups may benefit from an examination of when virtues become drawbacks.

That discussion may also assist in dissecting the roots of "Here comes someone who is bright, attentive, and helpful. Obviously, he must be destroyed."

1 comment:

Eclecticity said...

He simply must say, hmmmmmmm to this one. E.