“Just because that’s the way you’ve always done things doesn’t mean it’s the best way…”
He sipped his coffee; medium strength, hint of honey, full milk and continued…
“Look, I’ve said this before but listen: this frenetic approach to life, going hard out, not stopping for anything or anyone, ‘don’t think – just do it’ approach, won’t turn out well in the long term. We both know it’s about your anger and pain. It’s about hurts and fears you’re trying to bury.” Not waiting for a response, he carried on.
“And just because it seems to work – ‘cos stuff gets done and no one dares stand in your way – doesn’t mean that approach translates well for others…”
“In fact, you’ve created a toxic climate of fear which stifles the chance of any real team dynamic happening…”
“So I’m appealing to you now – just stop and sort your shit out. Really. For everyone’s sake…”
“Well?! Say something dammit!! SAY SOMETHING!!!”
Putting his coffee down, he picked up a cloth and wiped a spot on the mirror. “Okay, Tim, enough self-talk for this morning, we’ve got an office to manage. Go get ’em tiger!!”