October 10, 2002

I know what I *said*... what I *meant* was...

Kansas City Star | 10/10/2002 | Head of Aquila reiterates desire to hear from employees via Metafilter

I admire and respect this guy; when it's a choice of telling the truth or shutting up and keeping your job, most people -- including me -- shut up. We shouldn't; fair criticism, and even kvetching, build stronger systems, including and especially in business. But when CEOs decide to fire people for saying what's on their mind publically (or even in a relatively non-public way) the company slides downhill. Grow up, learn to listen to criticism, learn to judge the intelligent critique from the biased or nonsense complaints.

Posted by Ted Stevko at October 10, 2002 01:30 PM