I first encountered this book when my previous boss in my previous employer handed out a book summary to our team. He told us that our planning session would revolve around the framework presented in it. I’m not a big fan of books but if I felt a spark and if it was strong enough to make a fire, then I would read it. “How to transform from being good to great” was a spark, but not strong enough since I thought that, as a young joiner of a big company, I’m still not good enough. Then came the planning session and the national sales conference. The Customer Development Director went on stage and began his speech by saying: We are number 1. We are on top. Our profit is as big as another multinational company. Climbing to the top is hard. But staying on it is harder. Then, that very moment, I felt I was good enough. There was a spark again. And it caused fire.
Maggots are eating my emotional cheese right now but it’s business as usual here at my online quarters. While I’m waiting to recover from this heartbreak vexation and for a stronger-scented emotional cheese delicatessen, I shall spill my excess energy into my professional pail. For this blog entry, I want to talk about “accountability” and how such concept became a business buzzing bee whenever I am working and how it needs to be homogeneous in a specific bureaucratic level. [Read more…]