Don’t tell my mom, but the NY Times said that she’s not always right. And actually, when it comes to business the writer does have a point. In the business world, it is better to be judgmental, cautious, pessimistic, and not always completely honest. So while our moms taught us to be kind, open and honest, well, that’s just not good for business! Sorry Mom!
NY Times: Rethinking What Your Mother Told You
Sometimes it is tough to be both a good boss and a good person at the same time. However, I would say that if you’re a bad person, chances are your employees think you’re a terrible boss too.
My mom told me three things growing up. 1. There’s no money in communications (true, but if I went into engineering, I wouldn’t be doing this blog right now), 2. Go to Penn State (Yep… WE ARE! This was good advice because I didn’t pay too much for my communications degree), and 3. Always vote Democrat (but you can make an exception for Ron Paul). And now I bet she adds a fourth item to her list: 4. Stop reading the NY Times.