In the army for two years,company CO, but I was around many air force officers (120 of them) who were assigned to my org in the early days. Thus, for many years I worked with with military officers, including ret. officers. I use to listen to the older ones who were in WWII. They had stories to tell, and few today have a clue what they did for the world, their courage, etc. Yes, it expands your thinking about many things, esp leaders.
wwwww123 write: I think you misunderstood the post. It was the managers and CEO and founder that were doing those things for the people who were doing the critial parts of the development ie engineering and software tasks. The CEO and founder was formally a VP of Intel. He just knew who had the really critical jobs that had to be done or the company would not have a product to sell. IT was smart.
yes 5w's I did misunderstand your post...you are correct a sign of a good leader. An example of such a leader in Canada is Clive Bedouw CEO of Westjet.
If I were wearing a red badge and having a "higher-up" fix my car, fetch my coffee or replacing an ink cartridge, I would have some decidedly defined ideas when it came to salary discussions!
They got stock options. That is how it is done in start-ups.
"A brilliant leader ... a man who teaches through example, the importance of TEAM WORK ... where each member of the team is only as important as those which he/she supports ... in whatever capacity the team needs at the present moment! What a tremendous way to command/earn respect ... to be willing to step down from the proverbial pedestal (the office of the CEO) to deliver coffee (or whatever is needed) to the working staff. The true team leader ... leading his team ... and the success of the team belongs to ALL! Love it!"
That is exactly right. I have seen similar leadership in the military, but never before in civilian companies.
I think you misunderstood the post. It was the managers and CEO and founder that were doing those things for the people who were doing the critial parts of the development ie engineering and software tasks. The CEO and founder was formally a VP of Intel. He just knew who had the really critical jobs that had to be done or the company would not have a product to sell. IT was smart.
"bringing coffee, getting food, running personal errands, getting his car fixed, picking up in-laws at the airport, etc."
I drew the line at correcting spelling...I was never asked in any of my jobs to get someone coffee, or anything else you list. I'd quit and find a better job where you weren't being jerked around. Jobs were plentiful in the early 80's.
"I automatically corrected spelling, & punctuation. Once a Secretary who had worked there for years told me I couldn't do that! I thought she was nuts"
Any efficient firm has people who are good spellers, graphic artists for presentations, etc. It is foolish to pay a person $200K per year to spell and prepare presentation, etc. Even a minute saved by your key people is money.
I once knew a CEO and founder of a high tech company who had all of the administrative staff and managers, including himself, issued two types of badges. If you weren't a person on the critical path of the project,(ie green badge) you did anything needed by the ones who were critical(ie red badge). That included bringing coffee, getting food, running personal errands, getting his car fixed, picking up in-laws at the airport, etc. Smartest manager I ever knew. His company was later bought by IBM, and forms the basis of their current computer parallel processing designs, and I am sure he made a fortune. Now, that is what I call real brains and business sense.
wwwww123 write: Sharp, I can be bribed easily. lol Of crse if you start argueing over splelling, etc. out the doro.
Hahaha! 5w's you're hilarious! I gotta tell ya, there wouldn't be any arguing over spelling...I would just automatically correct it without asking! lol If you questioned it, I'd pull out my dictionary! :-))
Years ago when I was 19, I worked as a part time legal assistent one summer. I automatically corrected spelling, & punctuation. Once a Secretary who had worked there for years told me I couldn't do that! I thought she was nuts! I did it anyways! I never had any complaints from any of the lawyers.
Go figure...you think they want to send out a letter that makes them look illiterate; therefore, stupid? Not! lol
Let me see if I can sum up my opinion about this thread.
If they worked for me, I would fire almost everyone who posted.
If they happen to be visiting at my house they would be shown the door.
What a waste of time and energy; solving nothing, doing nothing, no important ideas, or anything of value to anyone who was foolish enough to spend time reading the thread looking for something of value to the world or MM members. (I'm a fool too).
I suggest that everyone visit the mentalhealth_com site. There are some definitions there that everyone needs to read.
Maybe we need laws against the misuse of electricity and bandwidth????
butterflynjax write: NANANANA, I have only been on here for a month, and I have over 65 interested, how long have you been on here?? Just getting into the swing here..lol
getting in my measly 2 cents worth..hahahah
HAHAHAHHAA you are funny Fly girl....that's cuz I delete them if I don't want to see them there. Especially the old men...oh, and perverts. I could have deleted Orion too, but until he posted all this crap here, I thought he was a formidable wirter that I liked to read on the boards. Now my opinion has changed.
I made the point of saying that about my being in his favorites because his opinion of me obviously sank quickly and publicly....just as TomiGirl had requested Steve to remove her from his after he called her a c*nt. It was to make a point! ;-) So now you know you can delete those guys you have no interest in from your list yourself!!
Moonray77 write: You're so cute, 1HM, you just don't let up, do you... ;)
Sorry Moon....that's my personality, I don't like people trying to twist what I write/say, calling me a liar when I am not and generally bashing me as Orion has been doing from his very first posts in this thread.
What was the date on those IMs so I can check the emails I received on that date? Andy thought it was a month ago, but I say it was closer. There are a lot of email in the last month! ;-)
I have no issue with you, you and I have always been friendly on the boards and I respect your opinions/views. I like honest people. :-)