Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What goes around, Comes around

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on how corporate can really do a number on those who are just trying to be creative and innovative.  This is kind of a follow up and a brief reminder that corporate decisions should really come as no surprise.  In other words, remember to never get too comfortable.  What may appear as peachy keen and hunky dory in one moment, can change in an instant after they review their quarterly P&L.  Then all of a sudden, its the "Oh No", and "We spent that much", and "Now things got to change" speeches.  Their typical solution is not using the resources they have in their people, but letting those resources pack their bags and head out the door.

This is a reminder that our multifamily career path should never be fixated on a single course.  If you are fortunate enough to have had only one job your entire life, then I tip my hat to you.  For most of us that does not happen.  The only thing you need to be focused on is to not treat individuals the way you were treated by your corporate heads.  Those who squashed your creativity look exactly like our CEO in the video below.  In your comments below you can call him what you want.  Thanks for stopping by and remember what comes around is not vengeance but your opportunity to rise, shine, and fulfill your goals no matter what.

Written by Jonathan Saar--The Training Factor


  1. Hey Jonathan,
    I would encourage folks to push back the fear and step up to the plate with innovative ideas and concepts. I would suggest that it is less about the company nixing things as it is about folks being afraid that their idea may not be good enough, or prey tell may fail.

  2. Well said Eric. That is actually going to be the subject of my next post "Stop looking for handouts" Confidence in yourself and in your ideas is a necessity for any career path no matter what the circumstances. Today's post was based on some recent events with a multifamily company that I know some people personally. The events that transpired were quite upsetting. I understand how people feel. After 12 years of hard work with a company I was treated like a nothing. I am always hoping to encourage people! Thankfully your ratio concept in your comment is truly the majority of the cases that do exist. Thanks again