The Group Ambush


Sometimes when you are good to other people it goes unnoticed.  Sometimes all the extra care and kindness you show is not appreciated and people will use it against you if it benefits them at the present moment.  Does this mean you shouldn’t show kindness?  Does this mean that you should only show kindness to those who appreciate or deserve it?


For more get:

The Jerk Whisperer

The Jerk Whisperer – How to Keep Adults Acting Like Adults

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15 thoughts on “The Group Ambush

  1. kcg1974 says:

    The natural order things. Fierce.

  2. Excellent post! I like the reminder that there is always a 3rd option. I think it is the Merchant of Venice that the merchant was owed a ‘pound of flesh’ from the man. The judge agreed – but only to the flesh, the merchant was not owed a single drop of blood.

    There is almost always a 3rd option. 🙂

  3. witzshared says:

    Reblogged this on witzshared and commented:
    It seems to me that simple, common sense views and solutions to issues are so easily over looked in today’s world. If it doesn’t have a snappy name like Kaizen or Sigma or bells and whistles people seem to ignore it, but alas a rose by any other name… Cranston Holden brings back the common sense way to look at dealing with people and becoming a better manager and want to share this with my readers. I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

  4. This scenario could have been avoided. The manager was remiss in letting the team leave early and allowing the practice to become the norm. What’s more, when asking the team to stay late the manager should have reminded the team of the occasions they we able to leave early. It’s about openness and honesty. Showing flexibility but also expecting it in return.

  5. Rajiv says:

    I was going to write about this topic, but your post is so good, I just decided to reblog it!

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