With upper management of a company for whom I had just delivered months of field-training, I explained that many of their supervisors and foreman did not particularly trust nor like them. One man answered, “You are mistaken. My guys love me.”
The exchange reminded me how easily we believe convenient “truths.”
- Humans generally pretend when they think they must in order to avoid unpleasant consequences
- What others say to our face is often much different than what they say behind our backs
- If someone is not fully engaged, at best, they think you are a necessary evil
(If you doubt any of this, call up memories of how you have “faked it” with parents, former bosses, etc.
Blinders OFF: First step to success.