Have You Ever Been Betrayed in Business?
By Diane Lazarowicz – Top Performance Results, LLC
Published in Inspiring Lives Magazine: October 4, 2018
While working with a client on leadership development, Susan realized her client needed more business consulting and analysis, which was not her specialty. Susan knew the right person to contact was Ray, a business consultant who had experience working with foreign companies. Though Susan knew he was the right person for the job, she was concerned about some ethical issues she had with him in the past.
As a business consultant, Ray had used other companies like Susan’s for leadership development and training. Susan did not want Ray to call in one of his other leadership development contacts to do the leadership training instead of her. So prior to bringing Ray in, Susan discussed her concerns with Ray and verbally agreed that any leadership training opportunities would go to her. So, despite the “red flags,” Susan brought Ray in to work with her client.
Overall, Ray did a wonderful job and assured Susan there would be plenty of future training needs for her within the company. One day, while speaking with the HR Manager, Susan learned that Ray would be leading a leadership training session with the Mangers. Upon reading the leadership training description, Susan realized Ray had betrayed her by taking her leadership training opportunity for himself.