As CEO of my business,
Mary was my first hire and we have been through a lot together. We were very
close but as the business and team have grown, we do not spend as much time
Last week the team
decided that the new software program would go live at the end of the month.
Mary did not agree with the decision. She didn’t listen to anyone even though
software is not her area of expertise. She
argued with everyone. She kept saying she was the first employee and she
knew what was right.
I could not get her to
see reason. Eventually we had a personal discussion. She told me she no longer
trusted me and that I had broken all my promises to her. I simply could not deal
with her. Later, I was approached by
several members of the team who said it was becoming more and more difficult to
work with Mary.