You may be successful, a high-performer even, consistently hitting goals, meeting deadlines and over-performing on “the numbers”. But are you actually lacking in true influence and significance?
In a previous article, I told the story of the highly competent CFO who was isolated and mistrusted because he was so difficult to get along with, until he dismantled his wall of self-preservation. I explained how self-preservation makes us step away from genuine relationship and stay at the transactional level. It’s when we feel we have something to prove, something to lose or something to hide.
Schooled in the transactional
But as I reflected on my own life and career, I’ve come to realise how I was schooled in the transactional. Continue reading