Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Intangible

I recall a manager who described one of his "seasoned" employees as doing the same amount of work as the others but "Then he adds a perspective that no one else has. I don't know how he does it but he can spot stuff that eludes the rest of us. With his experience, he probably should be doing a lot more work and yet I can't afford to lose his insight. That's the main reason why I keep him around."

1 comment:

CincyCat said...

Interesting. I have Swanson's 33 Unwritten Rules of Leadership on my cube wall.

Number 4 states this:

Look for what is missing. Many know how to improve what is there; few can see what isn't there.