Managing the Corporate Renegade

When I was working as a human resources executive at the headquarters of a large multinational firm, there was a guy with disheveled hair who always wore a yellow and green plaid jacket and clashing bow tie who would periodically stop by my office to visit. "Michael" would slide into a chair and launch into a conversation about whatever happened to be on his mind that day. He was a corporate renegade who didn't much care about following imposed rules or protocol (hence the absence of the traditional blue suit and starched white shirt). He would rarely actually schedule an appointment to see me, yet he contributed to the knowledge base of the organization in ways that most people overlooked.

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