Is your organization one built on trust, where everyone performs in a culture of valuing each other and each other’s role in achieving the universal objectives without personal competition or envy?
Getting ahead on merit is commendable and should be a major influence in one’s career.
However, seeking to get ahead by an attempt to gain the leader’s eye through the process of maligning another is not a good strategy and demonstrates untrustworthiness.
This happened when an above average performing manager maligned an exceptionally high performing manager to me.
Apparently, he hadn’t read or understood the meaning when Sol says… “Don’t slander a servant to his master or he will curse you, and you will become guilty.” ~ Proverbs 30:10
Resolving the issue demanded a deep dive into the motivations of the gossiper as well as a review of all that he could be doing better, placing a spotlight on himself for scrutiny rather than the glory he was seeking.
Selfish ambition is like a cancer in a team. Treat it and remove it if necessary for the good of the whole body.
Make it a great day and keep being awesome.
Brian Kennedy is an encourager who shepherds small business owners and entrepreneurs along the path of business success to preeminence by embracing time tested principles and executing the associated fundamentals daily.