Leadership Minute: The Green- Eyed Monster


Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. – Fulton J. Sheen

Hang around in leadership long enough and at some point you will encounter jealousy. It’s not uncommon in the workplace and it eventually shows up. You can’t be responsible for how another person feels when it comes to their jealous ways and you should never apologize for the level of success you achieve. What you can do is be gracious. Overlook the petty jealousies of those around you, show them a better way, and don’t fall into the jealousy game yourself. You have too much to be thankful for and too much at stake to entertain such notions. When you are the target of jealousy rise above it, let it go, keep running your race.


About dougdickerson

I am an internationally recognized leadership speaker, columnist, and author. My books include: "Leaders Without Borders: 9 Essentials for Everyday Leaders", "Great Leaders Wanted", "Leadership by the Numbers", and "It Only Takes a Minute: Daily Inspiration for Leaders on the Move". I live outside beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.
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