Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Upwards War And Downwards Cycle

Everything you face today is a struggle. Without clout, you ride the coattails of others until you can achieve clout enough to force issues out or complete them. I face that ride pretty quickly. Being with a company for six months and trying to offer new ideas to problems I had faced (and solved) previously can result in resentment. It took me a year to build up enough clout at Voodoo, a company of 25 or so employees, to start enabling changes. Can I do the same working at a company for only 3 months (+ 3 on contract)?

The people around me who've seen my work are sold on it. Unfortunately, it's the people who haven't seen it that make the decisions.

This Friday will tell.

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