Two Types of People: Awesome and Not So Awesome

There are two kinds of people in the corporate workplace - awesome people and not so awesome people. Here is a simple litmus test to determine which kind of person you are dealing with, at least among coworkers.

When the boss is away from the office for a week, does the person thrive, producing more and better work or does the person lose motivation and check out? The latter person is the not so awesome person.

Bosses tend to hinder the efficiency and effectiveness of awesome people because they are always hovering and hassling people to make sure they are working. This slows the awesome person down, but the not so awesome person needs that kind of handholding and babysitting to produce. So when the boss is gone, awesome people become rock stars and not so awesome people become the weak sauce that necessitates having meddling middle managers in the first place.

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