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 Certified Leadership Trainer, author, columnist, and speaker. Husband to Alicia, father to Katelyn and Kara, and "Pop" to terrific grandson Tyson. I am an avid photographer, love the outdoors, and like to travel. I'm passionate about sharing my leadership insights and helping people reach their full potential.
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