Paul Stevens opening comments in his ‘conversation’ with co-author, Alvin Lung, will resonate with many observers of workplace behaviour:
“Pride makes you boast about being a self-made person.? When things go well, you think you’re the only one who did it. When things go bad, it’s someone else’s fault.? You make extravagant promises? But when thing spiral out of control, you shift the blame elsewhere.? You sincerely can’t believe that all these people failed you.? This happens at work all the time …’ (p.15)
Ouch!? Did any of those comments resonate with you?? They sure did for me – both in terms of what I have seen around me as well as my own responses at various times in my working life.? While pride is a trap for anyone, those experiencing apparent success within the corporate world need to be especially careful – success itself can be very seductive. [Read more…] about “Taking you soul to work” – Pride: Grasping Equality with God (Chapter 1)
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