Excuses are like assholes. Here are some I hear all the time:. Reality Check: we all work.
Here are four signs that your rockstar employee is an asshole — and how to deal with the rockstars you want to keep around. If they clash with the team or their flaws impact the culture of the company, they have to go. If they are a diva and demand more than everyone else be it salary, attention, equity or think they are better than everyone else, they aren't right for your team because it creates resentment — no matter how good they are.
Like you, I get tons of e-mails every day. My desire is an unstoppable force and my butbutbuts are an immovable object. Only most of the time, excuses are a bunch of horseshit.
January 24th, by Nick Notas 6 Comments. But the problem is that people seem to misunderstand what it really means. It has nothing to do what he looks like, what he does for a living, his race, or anything superficial. He could be covered in tattoos and dress gangster for all I care.
The other day, when I was passing through the Memphis airport, I stopped at the bookstore to browse. I use this word because we all do and because how can you write something about a book entitled The No Asshole Rule without using the word asshole. I do not like assholes — I sometimes call them emotional terrorists.
In the days of yesteryear I was sleeping with a gentleman sir who was possibly the most self-aware person I had ever met. He knew who he was and he made sure that everyone else knew that he knew who he was. He would comment on his own odd habits and mock his tendency to run his fingers through his hair whenever he was nervous or scared or awake. He could rattle off his favourite movie and favourite band and favourite work of art in one breath and then he could deconstruct his faves and reflect upon what each one meant in relation to his psyche.