I bet you think this email is about you. And it is… but it’s also not…
Here’s what I mean.
Back in June I went to a conference and one of the things the keynote speaker talked about was a scenario where he was lined up for a CFO role he thought he deserved.
Instead of him getting the role, they brought in someone from the outside and made it a CFO/CMO role. (Maybe there’s a path someday to bring together both of my worlds!)
He’d never heard of such a role before (neither have I), so naturally he was upset and went through the normal phases of feeling slighted — anger -> they don’t appreciate me -> I don’t have to put up with this/I can do better elsewhere.
Fast forward a bit and he’s getting the inside scoop on what happened from a friend/mentor…
As it turns out, the person the leadership team brought in had some sort of relationship the company prioritized and felt like they couldn’t afford to lose the hire. It had zero to do with the capability of our speaker.
So remember that next time your boss overreacts or a colleague or client says something slick that rubs you the wrong way.
The outcome still might not be what you want but at least you can sleep easy knowing you did your part.
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