When you’re at the center of things. It’s easy to find yourself living in a bubble.
In a recent interview with Mark Nathan, C.E.O. of Zipari, a health insurance software company, NY Times contributor Adam Bryant quotes Nathan:
I found that I learned the most from managers who told me the really tough things that I didn’t want to hear. So I tell people I’m mentoring that there’s one rule when we meet: Put on your Teflon. Because if you really want to grow and you want to learn, put on your Teflon because I’m going to tell you things that nobody else is telling you.