Last weekend, an accomplished leader sent me a short note thanking me for my help on a project at work. Instead of responding with a simple thank you like a normal human being, my mind went into overdrive. Can’t be for me. She made a mistake. I didn’t even do that much! And so I replied: “Thank you, but I think this may have been … Continue reading Shut Up and Take a Compliment!
I have a frenemy, and her name is Perfectionism. Like any frenemy (that’s a combination of friend and enemy) Perfectionism is always one step ahead of me. She’s also the worst kind of know-it- all—for any great idea I share with her, Perfectionism will give me five reasons to reconsider. I get the feeling she makes some things up as she goes, though—she hasn’t even … Continue reading Perfectionism, Personified