The doormat, the jerk and the lizard brain

The best reason to be a jerk at work is that of course no one will listen to you or support you or embrace your ideas — you’re a jerk. The best reason to be a doormat at work is that in your effort to get along, to be nice, and to go with the flow, of course you won’t be expected to stand up and shout, “follow me” when your ideas might take you in a different direction.

Ishita Gupta: Talking About Fear

This last week I had a discussion with Ishita Gupta about fear — and when it comes to understanding fear in business and getting perspective on what works, she’s one of my favorite sources of ideas and information.