Changes in Platitudes, changes in attitudes.

3 03 2016

“Proverbs are always platitudes until you personally experience the truth of them.” ~Aldous Huxley

There are probably 2 handful’s worth of platitudes that you have seen repeated in these daily comics: Don’t take yourself so seriously; Surround yourself with people smarter than you are at x; It’s just a job; Celebrate your mistakes; Walk a mile in the shoes of your employees; Kindness is paid back ten-fold; It’s easier to be nice than be mean.  The list goes on, but you get my point.

Yep, they’re all platitudes (some may be aphorisms), but they also prove out time and time again to be a satisfactory way to get through the work day.  Roll your eyes, or take them seriously.  Either way won’t change the fact that one way will make your leadership life a lot easier, and the other way… well… You’ll gain wisdom that way, too.  It’ll just hurt a little more.  Some people are determined to make the mistakes themselves, instead of learning from the mistakes of others.  Hey, it’s your life… live it as you choose to.

Speaking of platitudes…

Platitudes

Rubes cartoons used with permission. www.rubescartoons.com

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