We’ve all been exposed to that horrible boss or co-worker who is horrible simply because he/she can be. They’re good at their job so they couch their behavior in “being honest” or making you a better person or employee. “Brilliant Jerks” are people I have zero tolerance for. They are people whose contributions are perceived as ”irreplaceable” within an organization, relationship or dynamic. So much that their toxic behavior is often deemed excusable to the detriment of those around them.
We are all human beings first before we are the many titles, positions and levels we hold on to and allow to define us in this human experience. It’s time to break the cycle and do better. It’s time to be better.