Habits of Highly Effective Geeks
By Don Mowbray
||Management is doing things right, and leadership is doing the
right things. Insulate yourself from both by becoming a
||Passionately pursue win/win situations, but maintain a stealthy
network sniffer log to cover your ass.
||Be proactive: focus on your dodecahedron of influence rather than
your dodecahedron of concern.
||Establish a personal mission statement modeled after the numerous
dot com business plans of the late 1990s.
||As a principle-centered person, distance yourself from the emotions
of a situation by ensuring you are fully vested.
||Habit 6 is based on self-awareness, imagination, and FUD.
||Understand consequences and mistakes...and the consequences of
failing to blame your mistakes on others.
||Become a Quadrant II manager by creating spurious Quadrant III and
IV tasks and delegating them to subordinates.
||Recognize that email enhances empathetic communications, especially
when lovingly embellished with three letter acronyms.
||The lowest level of communication is defensive and protective while
the middle level of communication is based on mutual respect. The
highest form of communication, however, is a press release from
||Remember, effective leadership is a paradigm shift from paradigms to
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