No Room for Excuses
I had my first quarterly review a few weeks ago. Things didn’t go very well. Though I had exceeded a few of the goals that we set up when I started, there was one key area in which I had undoubtedly failed. That failure led to a stern discussion with my VP of Biz Dev (my direct boss) and the CEO (his boss).
The short story? I was probably really close to getting fired, and so I started searching for things to blame. I was grasping for excuses.
One of our core culture points at...