By k | April 27, 2012 - 6:00 am - Posted in New Business Development

One of the questions
interviewers usually ask is
“Where do you see yourself
in three years?”

Many interviewers compare
the answer to the possible career paths.

If the answer is overly ambitious,
the prospective employee is dismissed.
“We can’t make her happy,” is the excuse.

If the answer is not ambitious at all,
the prospective employee
continues to be considered.

IMHO… this is bullshit thinking
by managers.

I’ve managed ambitious employees
and I’ve managed lethargic employees.
It is MUCH easier to tone down
an employee’s wild ambitions
than
it is to light a fire under
a lethargic employee’s ass.

Both states are also contagious.
Ambitious employees increase
the passion of others.
Lethargic employees increase
the uncaring attitude of others.

Err on the side of ambition.

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