...is of concern to your company.
Your *worth* is of concern to your family and friends.
Your professional success will affect your *net worth* in dollars only.
Your *real* worth will affect your success as a person.
Steve pushed his people hard and expected real achievement, not efficiency reports. Did he lie to his staff? I don't think so. I doubt he would have found it advisable. Did his staff lie to him? I'm sure they would regret it, and quickly.
Those with the talent and skills are not always recognized especially by those who have "other types of skills". Thousands of highly talented people are discharged for exposing truths which management or executives would try to suppress, ability not withstanding.
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