You can’t help it, deep down you’re a good person. You’re good enough, you’re smart enough, and doggone it – people like you.
Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of situations where “nice” is completely warranted. But as a manager of people….don’t let “nice” blind your judgment. There are at least 3 specific situations where nice guys really do complicate matters:
Read the whole post over at HRHardball (an FOT contributor blog).
John Whitaker (“Whit”) is Vice President of Talent Acquisition for DentalOne Partners and the founder of HRHardball.com (2008). He specializes in building and developing strong recruiting teams who are unafraid of “kicking the ant pile.” Like most Texans, he loves to tell a story (especially those that include an armadillo or a poker game) and cutting through the chaff…don’t take it personal.