“Not adding value is the same as taking it away.”
– Seth Godin
This blog post by Seth Godin made me say AMEN out loud just now. I fully agree with him when he says: “If you go to work and do what you’re told, you’re not being negative, certainly, but the lack of initiative you demonstrate (which, alas, you were trained not to demonstrate) costs us all, because you’re using a slot that could have been filled by someone who would have added more value.”
Read his full post, The Cost of Neutral.