Talent or Clutter?
For those of you who have taken this on board, be careful not to overcook the diva behaviour and undercook the value delivery side. If you do not yield business outcomes that far exceed the management overhead of having you on board you will be shown the door.
A recent article in New Scientist talks about how increasingly overwhelmed we are today because of both the incoming data we have to deal with and the decisions we are forced to make.
There are a number of ways to deal with this including the following:
- Manage your attention with care.
- Make lists.
- Remove clutter.
These all represent approaches for reducing one’s cognitive load and thus reduce the likelihood of becoming overwhelmed.
If your rock star behaviour is placing too much of a cognitive load on the management or leadership team, having given you more attention than the business can afford, they will add you to their clutter list and ask HR to put out the bins so to speak.
Be sure that your value proposition to diva ratio is suitably high. In the industrial era that was achieved through compliance. Today it will only be achieved through utter brilliance