Congratulations! The search is over! You went through the long process of TopGrading to hire the right person for the job, and you now have another A-Player to add to your A-team roster! Finding that person took months. Keeping that person is going to take years.
It’s that time each week when you meet with yourself in Rhythm to prep for your weekly meeting, and you reach a priority that just slipped through your schedule this week. Whatever the reason may be, prioritizing just wasn’t in the cards for this one and a Yellow or Green status isn’t being honest.
The fear begins to overcome you as you imagine how your weekly meeting could be an embarrassment. How will your team judge you for having a RED status? What does RED say about your ability to do your job? So you decide to just ignore it. Yes, that is better than marking it red. Red is bad. Blank is… not good, but not as bad.