He’s a bad boy. She’s no good either. After all, they went counter to you. Come to think of it, it’s rather easy these days to get onto your bad list. All they need to do is:
Say something bad about you, your cloths or your beliefs
Or about your god (or godman!)
Or about your family. Or friends. Or your role models
Or about Your city, your country, your tribe,your state
Or about your new car, your top-of-the-line tv or your Mac
Or about your profession
Or about your performance
Or about your house, furnishing or fittings
They may not have liked the gift you bought
Or may not prefer the book you read or the music you like or even your choice of cuisine
So easy to become a bad boy really – no wonder we have so many that it’s hard to keep track of them.
But should we be so efficient at “bad boy”ing folks? Or should we simply embrace fewer things as our own?
And on reflection – is the bad boy count reflecting the world outside or our propensity to hurt so easily inside? And once we know the answer, shouldn’t we do something about it?
After twenty years of playing IT leadership roles, I am taking some time off to read, reflect, and share thoughts on Leadership and Technology. I am specifically interested in how we can use these to further our success. You can find my work at https://nsubra.com and 2-minute daily posts at https://angulam.in