Overlord Theophany wrote:
That's how I work, people whine at me enough that I finally snap and am like, "FINE! I'll do your work for you because you're a lazy sh*t-for-brains! You suck at life and you should feel awful!"
I've actually had to do that at work twice now. Same guy. If I was inclined to be sociopathic at all, he'd be in some serious sh*t.
As nothing more than a scholastic exercise, let's see how many of Dale Carnegie's leadership rules you broke:
Be a Leader
Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
broken in half
Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly.
oh so very broken
Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
25. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders. ???
Let the other person save face.
Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement. Be “hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise.”
28. Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to. ---
Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
broken in pieces
Make the other person happy about doing the thing you suggest.
broken (no, suggesting that he couldn't guess which way an elevator was going if he had two guesses was not a valid suggestion)
O.K., so rule number 25 is questionable since it doesn't seem you gave any orders. And rule number 28 can go either way, since we still haven't decided if your reputation is something we want people to live up to.
Not bad, all in all.
"the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
Hermann Goering, April 1946.