When I was a ‘boss’ of more people than I lead now.
Leading businesses bigger than the ones I lead now.
I think that.
I was a monster.
I wasn’t being a monster on purpose.
I just forgot that the founder of a business might be quite a scary thing to a young intern.
I forgot that actually speaking to team members in a connected and interested way was important.
To my shame.
I overheard one young designer that I employed.
Say to a friend of mine.
That I had not actually spoken to him for over a year).
I forgot that people deserve to feel important.
Because they are important.
I forgot that deep down we are all the same.
And that we all need to be reminded of that sometimes.
I forgot that everything on this subject.
Was my responsibility to address.
Because as I was the founder of the business.
So I was potentially the biggest monster of all.
Cats and Canaries.
To a canary.
A cat is a monster.
This is an important subject.
And deserves consideration.
That’s what I am going to do.