Admit it you screwed up. They finally caught up to you. One or two times and it may have been forgivable. But twelve people? Are there more?
You once were admired for your style, your performance, your polish. You were the star of the show. But now the past has caught up with you.
Maybe it’s time for a new approach. A reinvention.
Can this teach us anything?
Maybe you’ve been avoiding the move to Enterprise 2.0 because you’re stuck in the past. You were the company champion. The “go to” guy (or gal).
Then you got complacent and starting letting people down. Email is overloaded, projects due dates are not being met, the old guard is walking out the front door with important knowledge. Sales are down, expenses are higher. You’re nearly out the door yourself. It’s just par for the course – you understand.
Generation Y is starting to show up with their Facebook and MySpace. You believe they waste time socializing while they should be working. Or are they?
Maybe it’s worth trying a new approach a new solution. Maybe your past success has handicapped you. To be born again you first have to die.
Pick up the pieces and rebuild your career. Your old business practices and models won’t work anymore.
Deliver real value. Connect people with content and other people. Make them more efficient, happier, give them a voice.
It’s time to tee up an E2.0 solution and take another swing.
(Cross-posted @ Seek Omega)