get about 60-70 letters a day from staff.
As a leader,
my main job
is to motivate
them so they can go home and be proud of
I want to hear from staff on the front line,
so to speak. My notebook is never far away.
your boss just as soon as you can. There
is nothing he will like so well, if he is
the right kind of boss. If he is not, he
is not the man
for you to remain with. Leave him whenever
you can, even at a present sacrifice, and
find one capable of discerning genius.
the funds you will expend have come from
many places in the world,
so let there be no territorial, religious,
restrictions on your benefactions, but beware
of organized, professional charities
and a heavy ratio of expense.
was something of a leader
in my neighborhood. Much the way it is today,
either liked me a lot, or they didn't like
me at all. In my own crowd I was very well
liked and I tended to be the kid
it's a weakness
and you shouldn't do it. Your boss
doesn't want to see it; nobody wants to
see it. They'll be talking behind your back.
(About woman crying)
is long lasting, and it changes
the fundamental nature of the organization.
Regardless of the source, I became the cheerleader.
I followed up on all of them with a passion
and a mania that often veered toward the
the worst thing a person does is fire
somebody. Or lay somebody off. It's the
most unpleasant moment of a leader's
That's why people
don't do it.
we are looking for are leaders
at every level who can energize, excite
rather than enervate, depress