If Charlie Sheen can be Replaced, So can You.If Charlie Sheen can be Replaced, So can You. https://jasonlauritsen.com/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 Jason Lauritsen https://jasonlauritsen.com/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg
Over my years in HR, a common phenomena that to encounter in the workplace is a type of employee I’ll call the “Rock Star Jackass.” You know the type. This is the employee that can produce tremendous tangible results (sales, work product, etc.), far better than their peers. They are rock stars when it comes to results. But, they have a dark side. They are difficult to work with. They don’t follow rules. They are borderline (if not blatantly) insubordinate. And, nobody really likes them (except maybe their customers). They behave like a jackass.
Ten months after “Two and a Half Men” looked destined for cancellation, TV’s top rated sitcom is the biggest ratings gainer of the new fall season.
The show has far exceeded . . . expectations — and also those of Sheen. Soon after Ashton Kutcher was named as his replacement, Sheen predicted in May that the show would average a mere 2.0 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds.
“Enjoy the show, America,” he told TMZ. “Enjoy seeing a 2.0 in the demo every Monday, WB.”
Try three times that. The show is averaging a 6.4 rating, far better than the 4.6 it earned last year with Sheen in the lead. It has averaged 17.8 million total viewers.
Jason.. love the commentary and "Rock Star Jackass" is a lovely term! LOL
Some leaders do not take the time to get past the "what" to see "the how" and that these RSJs are creating work, pain and frustration for others- negatively impacting their productivity. In the big picture, they are hurting results, not helping results.
Absolutely right, Marci. I've seen a few situations that support your point. In these cases, once the Rock Star Jackass was fired or sent packing, the rest of the team stepped up and the collective increase in productively actually erased the lost results from the RSJ. It's a hard decision to stare down as a manager. But, anyone I've worked with who has ever done it has not regrets after the fact. They usually just say that they wish they'd done it sooner.