On Monday I sat down to pull together the dreaded self assessment. As a manager this is doubly hard because there’s a fine line between giving all the credit to other people (“you did nothing“) or taking credit for things that you managed but didn’t actually do yourself (“credit pirate“).
While performing a brain dump of the accomplishments this year I typed the words “right sized” and, before I knew it, my ADD kicked in causing me to search for corporate BS generators. I was chuckling at some very humorous lines created using nothing more than random buzzwords when my manager stopped by my office.
” What’s that on your screen?” he asked as he leaned over for a closer look and I turned around to see my draft self appraisal on one monitor and a page with a huge banner headline of “Corporate Bulls@@t Generator” on the other…
It’s a good thing he has a sense of humor!