I feel like I’ve lost my patience.
When I was a young worker, I would hit a roadblock in the office, and I would find a different way to get what I wanted or needed. I was a problem solver, and I would put in the hours, put in the work, to help make the customer happy. I measured my success and my progress on whether or not I was able to help the customer or client.
I’m not sure what happened, but somewhere along the road, I’ve lost the patience to deal with bad leadership decisions, rework that wastes time and costs thousands of dollars and leaders who are out for themselves, which in the end, always affects the customer or client. I have no patience for any of that anymore. I get why friends along the journey have quit to start their own businesses or leave the workforce altogether.
Letting out some steam
Oh, I’m just venting. I’ll be fine in thirty minutes, but I can’t help but laugh at the spinning, self-congratulating, and protecting one’s backside that happens. Yes, there are a lot of smart people in leadership roles, but there are still too many who have no idea what it means to lead.
- They fail to communicate to employees.
- They say one thing about the company mission, but then go about and act in a completely different fashion.
- They worry about short-term challenges, but fail to re-invest and plan for the long-term.
Last one to leave, remember to turn out the lights!
I see it in the number of recent company layoffs. If the economy continues to flail, the number of layoffs will only increase. I watch too as Elon Musk buys a company like Twitter and without much thought, haphazardly cuts the the company size to less than half. That’s one way to cut staff, but it’s also a quick way to run the company into the ground.
My employer has issues, but the leaders, for the most part, mean well. Still, I get scared when I look and see how other firms behave and act. I shake my head and remind myself that I need to open my own business.
Now if I could just find a once-in-a-lifetime idea and an angel investor to back me! 😎