“Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.” — Marie von Ebner Eschenbach
Early in my Fortune 100 career, there was a new assignment which required that I move and inherit an existing, high-performing team.
And even though they knew much more about how things ran, they still wanted me to help them improve. They brought dozens of creative ideas.
I was on a huge learning curve and loving every minute of it. However, you know what happened?
Being insanely busy, and blindly disorganized, none of their ideas moved forward. I was overwhelmed and didn’t even know it.
Crazy thing though, I thought things were actually getting better, because their ideas started to dwindle, but not because things got better.
Even crazier, they thought, “Don’t go to Jeff, he won’t do anything.”
Wished they would have argued with me, “Why aren’t you helping us?” Instead, they dodged.
And who could blame them?