Back when I worked in the corporate world, I used to get called naive at least once a week.
I kept treating my employees like adults, instead of like naughty children. Naive.
I tried to lighten up the uptight, lawyer-crafted language we used with our customers. Naive.
I was even dumb enough to occasionally tell the truth at meetings so we had some chance of fixing business-threatening problems. Naive.
Tsk, tsk, tsk. Such a bright girl, but I clearly had no head at all for business.