Friday, October 20, 2017
The CEO had been asked to do more and they delivered… yet they were not rewarded. It appeared that the company’s owners had lost their perspective and no longer recognized their CEO’s exceptionalism. In short, they’d gone nose blind.
Losing perspective is easier than you might think and it happens to all of us all the time. In this instance it resulted with an outstanding performance being treated as a baseline instead of an outlier.
If you fear you’ve gone nose blind in any area, the quickest way to regain your perspective is through a peer board, coach or trusted accountability partner. Using these tools will allow you to once again view your organization with the critical eye of an outsider. You’ll be surprised with what you find and, who knows, you might even sniff out some exceptionalism right in front of you. And once you do, remember to breathe deeply, recognize it, reward it and never, ever take it for granted.