Are you holding on to the monkey?


I had this interesting conversation with a General Manager (whose name I cannot reveal) of the largest Seminar company in the world. We were just talking about staff issues and how sometimes the managers of a company like to take on the responsibilities of their staff and try to solve all their problems. They sometimes feel responsible if their staff can’t deal with their own problems and try very hard to reassure their colleagues that “we’ll pull through this together, I just need to think of a way out”.

I call this syndrome: Holding on to the monkey.