WHY YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS A CURMUDGEON

They’re pretty recognizable, the Curmudgeon.   That one person who always seems to find the down side to an idea.  They ask questions and make statements that seem to stop progress in its tracks.  They never immediately go along with what everyone else wants to do.  They are the thorn in your side at every meeting.  You cringe when they open their mouth to speak.  They frustrate you. They also may be one of the best asset your company has.  In fact, I think every business needs a Curmudgeon. Don’t think of a Curmudgeon in the dictionary definition sense of some old cantankerous fellow, like these crusty guys who sat in the box seats in the Muppet Show. Think instead of someone who tells it like it is.  One who is not afraid to state the obvious, and doesn’t beat around the bush to do it.  Someone who tells it like it is. Does your business have one of those?  Here are some benefits to having one on your team: Your Curmudgeon Helps you Think Different One of Apple‘s longtime taglines is “Think Different”.  They want to attract customers and employees who think different about everything in life. How often do you think different in your business? As business owners we often can’t see the forest through the trees.  I see this a lot in business owners thatI help.  They are often isolated with blinders on, unable to see a way or reason to do things differently than before.  They get stuck in a rut, and ruts are bad for business. Your Curmudgeon can help you get out of the rut, just...