Subtle Poison

The poison of pride is overt and easier to deal with than the poison of passivity. Passivity is much more dangerous because it’s often hidden in plain sight. Leaders that hate to give correction are in danger of subtly poisoning their team dynamic over time. I once worked in a situation where correction was rarely given until the moment I fell out of favor. This flip of favor robbed our team dynamic of future trust. I never quite knew where I stood because I never knew if the reason I wasn’t receiving feedback was because I did a good job or because the leader was too afraid of telling me otherwise. Humility and honesty keep teams close. Pride and passivity poison the trust that a team should thrive on.

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