We all tell ourselves stories.

Some stories serve us well, others don’t.

For example, the story for many people is that they must exercise daily for at least 30 minutes. For others (but sometimes for the same people), the story is that they must have 3 or 4 beers every night because they’ve worked so hard during the day.

Our employees come to work with stories too. Some believe in an honest day’s work. Others feel justified to steal office supplies because they consider themselves underpaid.

Even those of us who build E&C programs have stories. One story is that workplace regulations are complicated and our job is to help our employees stay compliant. Another is that preventing risk is more important than innovation. Not all stories enable the business.

What stories do you tell yourself?

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