I was once hired to whip a company into shape. They had many great ideas and projects, but nothing ever got done because no one respected deadlines and everything ended up forgotten on the back burner. My job was to make sure managers respected deadlines and made these ideas and projects reality.
It wasn’t easy, but I was successful in the end and things not only got done but to this day, they are still respecting deadlines without having to be pushed, annoyed and threatened. My job is done.
One of the managers told me that I was pushy, anal and stubborn and that’s why they hired me. She wasn’t happy with me at first but was surprised by the difference it made when everyone started using time management per department and as a company. I laughed. It was the most unique compliment I ever got.
What is the weirdest compliment you ever received?