How to Read This Blog
If you don't read the readers' comments you should start now. They're often better than the posts.
And just to give you some perspective, the kind of thinking on display in some of these posts gets more common the higher up you get in any hierarchy.
Who did what, when and why, and how will that impact you? Who's watching and what does that mean? And of course you carefully weigh every word people tell you, every fake smile they flash in your direction, and take into account their hidden motives and agendas.
It may be cynical, but that's what you learn with experience.
Some managers spend half their time on such issues, just to cover their rear end.
As a senior manager it's not like people usually come to you with the unvarnished truth. You have to dig, every day, to stay on top of the real issues.
Here, on this blog, I'm just doing some of the digging for fun and entertainment. After all, it's just a blog. It's not the real world. And a troll now and then provides some spice when I don't feel like writing about something else.
The only one who may not understand that is the troll itself. I'm not taking myself too seriously, which should be pretty obvious when you read my legal disclaimer. (It has been updated to cover trolls, too.)
So everyone else can also relax. Especially the young and very angry troll.
This is what I'm talking about: ;)