Listening to our gut feeling is a way to be connected with our spirit. When something doesn’t resonate or sounds too good to be true, then it must not be, listen to your inner voice. It will always guide you to the right person or situation. Often people will see the signs but won’t acknowledge them.
Whether it is a bad relationship or the wrong job, we cannot blame anyone around us because we are the one who stepped forward and went for it. Often people will point fingers at others, but at the end of the day it was your choice!
No one can make you do what you don’t want to do. I have been in situations at work when someone would have me breaking the company guideline. I refused to do that but by doing what was correct I received their wrath. I never acquiesced to them, instead I went on a long battle to expose the travesty of those individuals.
A shortcut doesn’t mean it is the right road or procedure to follow. Guidelines set for companies, especially when they have compliances and laws to follow, need to be respected. But again, when someone’s ego is in place, that person can try to circumvent the regulations knowingly they will not be the one to be blamed at the end of the day.
If you are not standing your ground, you might end up being let go or pushed out the door. It is not easy to go against this kind of behavior, but when the dust settles you can leave with your head high because you know you kept your integrity.
Behaviors are a reflection of management. When management Is acting poorly so are the people underneath. From threatening, to using a company for its personal bank, that enables bad behaviors, the cancer always starts at the top.
Those behaviors will never change if people do not stop acting with their ego. Successful companies have learned to push their ego aside to truly come together for the greater good of the company.