Is it really true that the asshole wins more often? Do nice guys really finish last? A dilemma faced me as a friend told me that I was a “Fake” a “Fake Asshole.” I told myself, “Boy, am I in trouble now.”
Top Rules About Bosses
- The boss is always right.
- If you think the boss is wrong, refer to rule number one.
That same friend I mentioned above started her week getting more than unwarranted earful from the head a-hole in her life. That a-hole happened to be the big big big boss of a big big big entity in the Philippines. Never mind that the boss had no basis to drive her nuts at the start of the week, it’s still a cardinal truth that RULE NUMBER ONE will always be correct.
Hey, people would drive other people nuts without notice. Even those at the top of top organizations aren’t exempt. Personally, I don’t get it.
In recent readings on leadership, I often come into contact with how leaders should be able to mold people and hone their skills. They should also be able to let go of people they do not like but should also be able to let them down gently. I thought to myself that if this is true nearly most of the time, then there should be no horrible bosses.
The way I look at it, most of the top people I see have a competitive cutthroat aura about them. Now, how is nurturing going to fit into that picture. I remember an old boss who dealt mainly with fairness rather than kindness. Kind words when you’re new, and a fair kick on yer arse was what you would get if you screwed up.
Honestly, I am inclined to think that people who want to climb all the way to the top need to forget about feeling for other people all of the time. They have to free themselves of the chains that bind them onto the ground. There is also a need to put self at the forefront. Call it being self-centered driven by practical reasons. Like, I don’t think that people go up the ladder first if he pushes others up before him. I also doubt if the ones pushed up would pull anyone else up once there. The higher you go up the ladder, the bigger the picture would seem and those left behind would seem like ants to you. At the top, the big picture is all that counts. The big picture isn’t a collage of faces.