Monday, June 26, 2017

Old folks, incompetence and loyalty

Mr Trump is old (I know how bad this is, I'm about his age), his principles are stiff and he values more loyalty than competence.

When I used to work for a boss, I once had a leader that was exactly the same than the Donald. He expected total and blind loyalty from his subordinates and would have rather looked superior, even if that lead him to fail (which he eventually did more than a couple of times), instead of letting competent people challenge him and his ossified views and directions.
So, the morale of the story is simple. When surrounding yourself with associates, always prioritize their competence and their critical thinking over their loyalty to you. You'll learn more, you'll keep on growing and you'll succeed.

The opposite approach always fails.

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