Sunday, March 14, 2010

Are you Corrosive?

According to Dictionary.com

cor·ro·sive   [kuh-roh-siv] –adjective
1.having the quality of corroding or eating away; erosive.
2.harmful or destructive; deleterious: the corrosive effect of poverty on their marriage.
3.sharply sarcastic; caustic: corrosive comments on the speaker's integrity

It should be clear by now that I strive to be an optimistic person. I strongly believe in adding to whatever groups or teams to which I belong. Corrosive people are my pet peeve.

Being corrosive eats away at achieving goals. One corrosive agent can weaken the cornerstones of any organization. Bitching, complaining and finger pointing stops progress. Can you imagine being excited about the direction you are heading only to have someone insist on pointing out the downfalls and faults you have?

You cannot turn a blind eye to the corrosive agent in your midst. They will keep eating away, weakening and destroying what you are building. Corrosive people are in a negative place. They do not want to hear suggestions to improve their situation. Corrosive people are complete "know-it alls". The agent must be neutralized or removed.

A good team member does not turn a blind eye to the speed bumps in the way of progress, they acknowledge the obstacle and suggest ways to remove or work around it. A good team member is thrilled and excited about the goal and forward momentum.

...All corrosive people be warned - I am on a mission.... Everyone deserves encouragement and We all need to move forward...I won't let you stop progress. ...And I am not alone!

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