Opting to burn bridges does not give license to name, blame, and shame.
We’ve all heard the adage “don’t burn your bridges.” As you leave positions for new opportunities in your career, don’t fear the specter of burning bridges. Sometimes they’re a good thing.
To date, I have removed four professional colleagues from my address book, social media connections, and blocked them from my life… completely. The idea came to me as a result of long reflection and this article: How the People Around You Affect Personal Success (Lifehacker).
I didn’t reach this decision easily, but in reflecting on my past interaction with these people, the “burning bridges” conclusion was a no-brainier. In general this choice came as a result of their history of behavior and overall attitude. In total, both trended counter to professional ethics and best practice. I also applied some specific assessments to assure my motivation was driven by a level-headed calculation of facts and not spite. [Read more…] about Burning Bridges, a Two-way Road