Author: Mir Khalid Ali

Don’t Be a Jerk at Work. (But Don’t Be Too Nice, Either.)

In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Harry shares his opinion on how to try and strike a balance between being “nice” and “too nice” at work:
How nice should you be at work? We’ve supposedly moved on from the era of the militaristic chief executive who barks orders and threats. Most of us agree: We don’t like jerks . Be kind, we implore our kids. Then we get to the office. We’ve got direct reports to rally, colleagues in other departments to convince and bosses who claim they want honest feedback. Speak with hesitation and you’re ignored. Handle your team with kid gloves and you’re a pushover, not a force to be reckoned with.

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