Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
It’s a war zone in business nowadays. Terrified, territorial employees are all part of the fear-based workplace. When companies are announcing layoffs every week, it’s no wonder that employees bury their collective heads in the sand. “If I can just disappear, I’ll be safe,” they’ve said to me. One day I got a call from a young executive saying, with relief, “Whew, I dodged the bullet again. My colleague just got zapped, but it was either him or me. I’m sorry for him, but at least I’m safe. For now…”
In this culture of fear, it’s hard to have a voice. Everyone’s so afraid of messing up and tripping on a landmine that ...