Friday, August 24, 2012

The Celebrities

I tell managers that they are celebrities and they don't believe me.

They don't realize that they are preceded by an invisible wave whenever they walk into a room; a wave that transforms the way people behave. They scoff at the fact that their off-hand remarks and quirks are the subject of many a luncheon conversation. They think their clothing, car, and family life are immune from scrutiny. They smile when I tell them that associates have formed a mental picture of where they came from and perhaps even what their childhood was like.

There is one point, however, with which they readily agree: that others have often reached the wrong conclusion about them.

Perhaps we all feel misunderstood.

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