Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast. - Jane Austen
I came upon this quote as I was thinking how I could appropriately express my anger and frustration about a matter of professionalism.
There are those I really want to give a tongue-lashing to. But, more importantly, there are those I care about and do not want to disappoint or embarrass.
So, like Mark in Love Actually, enough…enough now. Time to move on.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Beyoncé did not feel comfortable taking a risk. That was her response to the silliness resulting from her reported last minute decision to sing the Star Spangled Banner to a pre-recorded track at the presidential inauguration last week. I guess you could say she had a mitigation plan, albeit only she had to agree to it.
What if she were in the real world? You know, the one that people like us live and work in? How many companies would agree to an employee deciding at the last minute to not take that risk? Would your company support you?
Like Beyoncé we all want to be perfectionists. And, she gets a second chance this Sunday at the Superbowl when, she says, she will belt it out live.
But, in this world (aka the real world), plan and plan again, and COMMUNICATE. Avoid your very own press conference.