Friday, July 6, 2012
Past is Past?
Nothing personal against anyone. I was triggered when one fellow manager said this to me regarding his direct report. I felt it was not right.
I hate when someone says, past is past! And let us forget it! Particularly when in discussion with higher ups. If past becomes irrelevant, why should I do what I'm to do today as I know it becomes insignificant tomorrow?
The achievements of individuals in the past portrays the strengths of them!
The under achievements or mistakes of them gives you an opportunity to know where not to fit them in and where to concentrate to mold them into a better individual!
We cannot simply say I do not care what you did in the past and discard their achievements and mistakes!