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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:35 AM

My boss sent a copy of "A Leadership Primer From General Colin Powell"



Assuming that my laughing fits will have subsided enough by Monday, which these lessons (out of a possible 18) should I tell my boss that Powell violated most egregiously? Or, in light of his publicly regretting his UN speech and his twin endorsements of Obama, is forgiveness more appropriate?


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"Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off."
0 (0%)
"Don't be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard."
2 (40%)
"Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant."
0 (0%)
"You don't know what you can get away with until you try."
0 (0%)
"Never let your ego get so close to your position that when your position goes, your ego goes with it."
0 (0%)
"Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand."
1 (20%)
"The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise."
0 (0%)
The Bush empire would have invaded without him; he's said he's regretted his UN speech; and he's endorsed Obama twice. Let him off the hook.
2 (40%)
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Reply My boss sent a copy of "A Leadership Primer From General Colin Powell" (Original post)
rocktivity Dec 2012 OP
Skittles Dec 2012 #1
vlyons Dec 2012 #2
msongs Dec 2012 #3
Skittles Dec 2012 #6
rocktivity Dec 2012 #4
rocktivity Dec 2012 #5
byeya Dec 2012 #7
rocktivity Dec 2012 #8
quinnox Dec 2012 #9
rocktivity Dec 2012 #10

Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:53 AM

1. who the FUCK voted to let that bastard off the hook?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:50 AM

2. I did

To err is human; to forgive, divine

-- Alexander Pope

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Response to vlyons (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:59 AM

3. theres a few hundred thousand dead iraqis who disagree with your sentiment nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:12 PM

6. plenty of dead troops too

the man KNEW he was being lied to by the bush administration and PIMPED FOR THE WAR ANYWAYS. Un-fucking-forgivable

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:23 AM

4. Sunday Brunch kick


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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:03 PM

5. Suppertime kick


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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:15 PM

7. What did you say to your boss when you stopped laughing?

 

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Response to byeya (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:56 AM

8. I wrote him that "if Powell had obeyed Lesson #4

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HE could very well have been America's first African-American president."

Don't be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard.

"Learn from the pros, observe them, seek them out as mentors and partners. But remember that even the pros may have leveled out in terms of their learning and skills. Sometimes even the pros can become complacent and lazy. Leadership does not emerge from blind obedience to anyone. Xerox's Barry Rand was right on target when he warned his people that if you have a yes-man working for you, one of you is redundant. Good leadership encourages everyone's evolution."



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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:59 AM

9. one for the fireplace

 

Make for some kindling paper.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:50 AM

10. LOL! Along with:

Dreams From My Father by Mitt Romney
How To Win Friends and Influence People by Ann Coulter
The Elements of Style by Glenn Beck
I'm Ok, You're OK by Allen West and Michelle Bachmann
Mein Kampf by Sarah Palin
The Wit And Wisdom of Dick Cheney


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