Had enough of whiners? Maybe this form will do the trick.
Ok...this is not an actual form (WHAT....YOU BELIEVED IT WAS?). I thought it was hilarious. I laughed at the thought of some hard core drill sergeant sitting down with one of his charges helping him fill out the form if they had gotten their feelings hurt, asking if there is "permanent feeling damage?"
While it is just a joke, wouldn't it be nice if we could hand something like this to those whiners, complainers, and malingerers who infect our organizations? We would all feel better, wouldn't we?
But feeling better is not what leadership is about. Yes, it would be great if we could deal with workplace issues with a simple form. But we know it is never that easy! Workplace emotions and attitudes are always part of the office landscape. Real leadership is not in handing out a form but in confronting problems, building bridges, and dealing with drama.
Real leadership is turning whiners into winners through the difficult tasks of performance counseling, leader development, and daily inspiration. No "Hurt Feelings Form" will make this happen. That's Leader Business!