Remember in high school when we’d have to do group projects? Maybe you were on a sports team or in math club (no judgment!).
Anyway, think about the time this went to hell. When was a time when you just wanted out or felt really stressed? I’m willing to bet that 9/10 times it was because someone was being difficult. It wasn’t because you lost, or the other team teased you… it’s because your own people, your teammates, started drama.
And that’s the same reason people get fired. No one wants to work with a dick. In the book “Hiring for Attitude”, author Mark Murphy found that a new hire lost their job 89% of the time because of attitude related issues (not skills!).
Okay so, what are attitude related issues?
I bet you’re thinking of someone right now! Haha. Hopefully it’s not you.Take pride in the fact that you treat people well, are respectful of others’ time and are teachable and trainable. You’ll end up exactly where you want to be, even if you don’t feel like the brightest crayon in the box right now. Your skills will not save you. Your ability to be a good person will.