Here is a hypothetical situation: A rift was caused between two people that was based on bad information. One party held a grudge for months because of it. An apology was made. Everything is OK, right? Not even close. The party on the receiving end of the apology is now offended.
Why? Maybe the apology was a bit lukewarm. Maybe the root of the problem goes deeper. There could be many “good” reasons for the offense.
Have you ever been involved in a situation where you were wronged, an apology was offered, but things didn’t get resolved?
[dc]W[/dc]hile traveling with a colleague recently, we began discussing the strengths and weaknesses of team members. Each member brings a unique strength to the team, but also has weaknesses that sometimes frustrate the other members.
When it got to my name, this colleague didn’t pull any punches. “Dave, you are a great idea man, but you sometimes suck at follow through.”
“Yeah. I know.”
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[dc]I[/dc] looked at my calendar this morning and realized how many team members (including myself) are taking their vacations this month. In our 24/7 business world, it is hard to disconnect from work, even on vacation.
It is a sad situation to see a team member return from “time off” more tired than when they left. Leaders and entrepreneurs tend to be the worst at really enjoying the time away.
Here are some suggestions for what do during a vacation.