It would be nice if we were all judged by the collective good we do in our lives. Unfortunately, when it comes to work, we’re generally judged by most people by how we deal with single issues.
You know where I’m headed. You do a nice job overall, but the majority of the organization doesn’t judge you on that. They judge you on how you did on the work issue THEY dealt with you on.
Take a day off, and you’re a sub-par performer.
Why’s this on my mind? I’m consuming a lot of media about Lincoln over the last year. The best resource for me was the biography completed by Doris Kearns Goodwin – entitled Team of Rivals, which followed Lincoln over a long period of time and focused on the complex relationships in his life.
Read the whole post over at Kris Dunn’s The HR Capitalist (an FOT contributor blog).
Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.