Many EHS professionals are good. Some EHS professionals are great. And a few are exceptional.
These few have all the right answers. They are promoted and rise through their organizations.
Next comes the corner office with the frosted glass. An executive assistant is there to screen calls, emails, and passersby. Every meeting is filled with head nods and agreement. At this point you may even think “I’m always right.”
That feeling…that warm, cozy, corner office feeling? That’s your bubble.
Hal Gregersen, Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center, writes and speaks about the CEO bubble. In an article in the Harvard Business Review (link below), Gregersen gives insight to the bubble.
How do you know you’re in a bubble?
-Look at your calendar. Who are you spending the most time with?
-When is the last time you were dead wrong?
-When was the last time someone disagreed with you?
-Have you been uncomfortable lately?
If you spend a lot of time in your office or with people exactly like you, you’re always right, no one disagrees with you, and you’re usually comfortable…you’ve found your bubble.
Here’s a link to Gregersen’s thoughts on breaking out.