ATLANTA — I was listening to sports talk radio the other day, and the conversation turned to the Georgia Bulldogs.
As a brief recap, the hosts were talking about Kirby Smart vs. Mark Richt. While Richt may have been a friendlier coach, Smart was more down to business, and some student athletes perceived him as more callous.
Now, I don’t mean this to sound callous, but it is a good life lesson. Whenever I stop to think about it, I’ve encountered an incredibly wide range of personalities. I’ve had great colleagues who cared and wanted me to succeed and terrible colleagues who wanted me to fail.
It’s just reality. It isn’t pleasant to experience, but the lessons will make everyone that much wiser (as long as they are paying attention).
I’ve found the best course is the one you chart for yourself. If nothing else, it makes a conversation with the boss that much easier.