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22 hours ago, Frost of the Gloaming said:

Hmmmmm next question....

 

Spell every word right and use proper grammar or be able to do complex math problems in your head?

Your post reminds me of a "would you rather" book I picked up once in a bookstore several years ago. It said in it "run over a litter of puppies with a riding lawnmower or burn down an orphanage?" That's the only one I remember.

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1 hour ago, Frost of the Gloaming said:

If it gets people talking it's a good thing. 

 

That's a trick question, because it doesn't imply that there is anyone in the orphanage while you burn it down, so the less psychopathic answer is burn down an orphanage 

 

Oh right, I'm not sure if the book meant the orphanage was full or empty so there's two schools of thought on that one.

 

If you became a trillionaire overnight what's the first business/franchise you'd want to buy and why?

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1 hour ago, Frost of the Gloaming said:

If it gets people talking it's a good thing. 

 

That's a trick question, because it doesn't imply that there is anyone in the orphanage while you burn it down, so the less psychopathic answer is burn down an orphanage 

I'm one of those third option kinds of people, I'd offer some other solution if possible.

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On 7/12/2018 at 7:32 AM, Rubik'sCat said:

Your post reminds me of a "would you rather" book I picked up once in a bookstore several years ago. It said in it "run over a litter of puppies with a riding lawnmower or burn down an orphanage?" That's the only one I remember.

I was in a bar this weekend that had a book of "barguements." The criteria is any debate that is simple enough to be had after 3 beers consumed in rapid succession.

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I need about three beers right now, nothing I needed was ordered, and what was ordered was 1000% completely wrong. 

 

How do you build confidence in yourself to be a leader. For all of my life it has been doing my own thing, and wiping peoples butts to keep things going, I'm tired of wiping butts. 

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18 hours ago, Frost of the Gloaming said:

I need about three beers right now, nothing I needed was ordered, and what was ordered was 1000% completely wrong. 

 

How do you build confidence in yourself to be a leader. For all of my life it has been doing my own thing, and wiping peoples butts to keep things going, I'm tired of wiping butts. 

 

"Wipe someone's butt and you sanitise them for a day... teach someone how to wipe their butt and you sanitise them for life"... or something.

 

More seriously.... I think a really good starting point for leadership is to think of examples of good leaders and leadership (ideally from real life/personal experience, but fiction/popular culture will do too) and reflect on what they do well and how they do it. Conversely, think about who is terrible and reflect on their mistakes, why they make them, and how to avoid them. One idea is to adopt a few leadership heroes and think 'how would X handle this'?

 

Secondly... some people have very fixed and quite narrow ideas about what leadership can be. They tend to think of it as loud and extroverted and in people's faces and being better than everyone they lead and having all of the answers, but it needn't be that at all. I think good leadership can be much more subtle, much more collaborative and consultative, much more... humane.

 

My own philosophy is that there are two great evils in leadership/management.... alienation (where people don't understand the context of what they're being asked to do, so the work becomes meaningless) and micromanagement... telling people how to do something, rather than merely what outcomes are needed. Obviously how something is done often does matter and sometimes is of critical importance, but I'd rather (say) ask an experienced administrator to organise an small event and keep track of registrations via whatever means they prefer, rather than mandate a particular platform or spreadsheet for them to use.

 

 

 

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