Thursday, September 26, 2002

Middlemonkey Rocks

Cool new blog. Don't miss it. Check this out on the theme of the "curse of competence"
People with more of an attitude of "whatever it takes" wind up taking on more and more of the jobs no one wants and thus have less and less time for the jobs they really want to do. I call this the "curse of competence." Especially in times when support staff is being cut to the bone, the person who somehow manages to complete a project with a short-staffed team or under an impossible deadline is less often rewarded with more resources and more time for the next project. Instead, he or she becomes the one the organization looks to to take on the most difficult, hamstrung projects.