Sometimes it appears the old saying "nice guys finish last" is true. The reasons for that mantra are easy to understand. Nice people seem to advocate for themselves less, and might not appear to have that aggressive edge that some employers look for when offering promotions. They can even be viewed as boring.
However, in these times of lessened civility in some settings (politics springs to mind) I've noticed a new appreciation for nice people. It seems that things like fairness, honesty, respect for others, and simple politeness are at a premium. What used to be boring is now a breath of fresh air.
It's nice to see.
Management in the Not for Profit Organization