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 FullContact is that “we communicate with candor”. Bart was very forthright with what he needed to tell me. He believed that we could meet the goals that we had set, he was aware that there were roadblocks, and he was willing to help in whatever way possible to remove them. I just had to “do more faster”.
In the spirit of candor, I’ll say this now - Being told to do more faster initially pissed me off. I had...
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