they will not forgive a lack of integrity
Such a powerful article. When we share our passion with those who want to be where we are, we fulfill our gift. You are doing that now because your dream was interrupted. It may never have happened w/o your contract being dropped. How beautifully the world works. I had a similar experience in 2008 when my contract as editor was not renewed. I, too, had to reinvent my dream. It led me to people who value me for who I am, not for what I am. That was the gift hidden in the pain. Thank you jJn!!!
“The people with whom a person works, and especially subordinates, know in a few weeks whether he or she has integrity or not. They may forgive a person for a great deal: incompetence, ignorance, insecurity or bad manners. But they will not forgive a lack of integrity in that person. Nor will they forgive higher management for choosing him.” — Peter F. Drucker, The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done.
Emma Sokoloff-Rubin Researcher, Freelance Writer
Familiar Balancing Acts: Conversations with the Women We Know Best
Thought provoking! In my early life the search for ‘perfection’ seemed to slow me down and, oftentimes, prevented me from finding the longed for balance in my life. As I grew into myself as a woman, a mother and an entrepreneur, I learned to embrace the learning curve or life lessons so graciously bestowed by the universe. Life is not about waiting for it to be right or to get it right. It is about all the little things and all the big things and all the in-between things that make a life your life. Balance comes with acceptance.
As Milton Erickson said, “If you are willing to be confused about what you know, what you know will grow bigger, better and more useful.”