“Don’t drop the monkey on me” were the words that I heard from a CEO of a company. I looked at him puzzled and wondered what in the world did he mean? As the facilitator, I wasn’t sure where to go with this and then, he explained to a room of one hundred CEOs one of his frustrations with employees.

Oftentimes employees come into his office or request to meet virtually and drop their issues and problems on him and leave. He is disappointed because they only present problems absent
of solutions. They make excuses with very little commitment to personal ownership. Could that be you?

Be accountable. Be focused. Take on challenges. If you hear it, own it. If you know it, own it. Don’t drop the monkey on others.