Fifty Shades of Success

Do you recognize this quote?

“Business is all about people, Miss Steele, and I’m very good at judging people. I know how they tick, what makes them flourish, what doesn’t, what inspires them, and how to incentivize them…I have a natural gut instinct that can spot and nurture a good solid idea and good people. The bottom line is it’s always down to good people…having the right people on your team and directing their energies accordingly. I think it was Harvey Firestone who said ‘the growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.’”

If you do, you’ve succumbed (as I did) to the national furor around the risqué book Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. You’re caught!

I’ve only read to page 70, but unfortunately it’s already clear that the character who says those words, sexual improprieties aside, fails at what we consider one of the most fundamental rules of good relationships: Intimacy.

In other words, this is definitely not an endorsement! But the humor in finding a “myGreenlight” sounding quote in such an unlikely source made it worth passing on.

Ritu Walia is MyGreenlight’s Member Coordinator.

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