When you are retained as a consultant, advisor, whatever name you wish to call it, (I call it ‘troubleshooter’ ) you must enter with a mix of new and old eyes.
By new eyes, I mean you need to see and hear and experience what is going on as if it is new and fresh.
Old eyes I define as taking previous experiences with you, but only applying them when you have proof.
For example, the stealing employee I name ‘Odette’ is based an a real person who performed as I described.
When I enter a business and hear some loud mouth, making those false chuckles, casting aspersions on others, I immediately focus on her, with the expectation that she might be stealing, that she might be creating situations where other people can be blamed.
But she might not.
Hence I keep the balance until I am sure, one way of the other.