Great Leaders Are Anxious To Give Credit To Others!

Helping others to their own success

Helping others to their own success

Story #1. I gave David, the board member, several ideas privately on how he could improve the new business strategy of the startup.  I expected him to go directly to the CEO and explain these to him. To my pleasant surprise he made all the suggestions in an email and attributed all the ideas to me, thus giving me full credit for them. My respect for him increased exponentially.  I will always be willing to help David.

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Great Leaders Don’t Swear!

Woman-SwearingShe was fairly attractive and very engaged in the project, but every time you spoke to her, you had to mentally dodge garbage coming from her mouth.  Simply speaking about an upcoming launch of an Intranet project meant that you had to deal with injections of references to the sex act, as well as her other litany of repeated oral puss. How did she think that fit into the context of this project. Its not like it happened just once, this thing for her was a real habit.

I did not look forward to meetings with her, and she did periodically apologize for swearing, but the apology did not make up for it. I was always glad when the meetings with her were finally done. She was a burden on many levels.  Continue reading