Updated: Nov 29, 2017
How many times have you heard people say "nothing personal, it's just business"? It’s almost as if by saying this, it helps them to justify their actions.
This phrase really irritates me because I think it is inherently flawed. Business is personal and the actions you take do reflect who you are and affect how people see you.
For some reason, people think that if they preface their actions with this phrase it absolves them of any responsibility. It reminds me of the movie Talladega Nights when Ricky Bobby would start a negative comment with the phase "with all due respect..."
Every day we are judged by our actions. We have to be sure our actions are intentional and well thought out.
In the end, you will be better respected and viewed as a true leader if you say "It's business and it is personal.”
Until next time…I'm Marty, make every minute count.