I know employees like that. They’re always cringing when I stop by, sad and cowering, eyes full of fear. They’re pathetic.
OK, I’m exaggerating. But some folks do carry themselves like victims. When you look at them, they look away. When you ask a simple question, they start apologizing, not answering. If you talk business, they fall all over themselves with embarrassment because they didn’t contribute more, make more progress, give more evidence, whatever.
Get a grip
If you think you’re worthless, you’ll convince yourself your strengths are really weaknesses. You’ll sabotage yourself at every turn.
Here’s an example: I used to have a facilities manager who seemed in a perpetual state of regret. He regretted he didn’t anticipate...(register to read more)