"how am I a leader?"
lessons from the lineup
He still couldn’t see it. Despite being an incredibly brilliant client, he struggled to see his own brilliance.
I’m screwed. I’ve been there a week. Then? They put me in charge of the project
I asked him, what it meant to be in charge.
I dunno… I have to organize and coordinate resources, you know? Make sure that work is completed efficiently, crack the whip that sort of thing… I’m not comfortable using authority to make people do things. I don’t want to spend all my time bossing people around. I hate spending all my time covering my ass and meeting deadlines. I don’t want to be known as someone who squeezes blood from a stone Most managers I’ve met are cold and detached.
I laughed. The solution was in his last sentence. The problem is, you’re not a manager, you’re a leader.
He shook his head and shot me a sideways glance, visibly annoyed. What’s the difference?
The difference? My guess is that he knew the answer himself. Tell me how you approached this.
I treated it like I was the new g…
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