Wednesday, March 23, 2011

When People Screw Up

Think of the times in your career when an executive, manager or employee just flat-out screwed up.

It was probably due to a failure to execute the basics. Seldom are such blunders the result of botching the terribly complicated.

"All I ask," people moan, "is for this person to [pick one: a: simply do his job; b: treat others will basic courtesy; c: show up on time; d: meet reasonable deadlines; e: stop making sarcastic remarks; f: do what she says she will do."]

You can easily add others. Perhaps when we measure job applicants on their desire for success, we should also measure their desire for failure.

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