Learning about Leadership from Donald J. Trump
Crisis Management and the NIH Syndrome
You offer some useful work skills. I suggest an important personality trait is adaptability.
The work environment is changing so quickly anymore that successful people need to adapt their skills and attitudes faster than ever. Their careers depend on it.
At best, a boss is an ally and not a friend. What if that “friend” has to fire you or lay you off? The emotional impact is much more devastating.
If that friend is promoted into your boss, consider your friendship over. It doesn’t mean you can’t like or respect him or her. You just need to keep a professional distance.
Meeting leaders should end a meeting with a concise review of decisions and deadlines. A lot of people say a lot of things at a meeting that lasts an hour.
Everyone can walk away with clear guidance and a sense that the meeting was productive. As you also mention, taking notes is a great idea for distribution to everyone who was at the meeting or missed it.
I agree with this message. And here’s a follow-up, vital today also re: the Middle East, Trump decision-making, Bush II (see link to Katrina and Iraq war), and beyond. Failures of Management 101
How about a third option? It’s not entirely about systems, or individual responsibility. Proaction by individuals (alone, in groups, collectively in organizations and societies) can make positive impact.
Here’s a piece about proaction in the domain of climate change.