A Boss With a Notepad.
Maybe not the Seth Rogan type of boss…
But a boss nonetheless. And one with a NOTEPAD.
A boss who knows they need to be a little bit more approachable in the way they demand the things they need to have done for them.
Being gracious is your biggest asset. Because that’s how you get your servants to do your bidding.
Here’s an example: You need one of the people around you to handle making copies of a presentation for you, collating them and making sure they are on your desk by 10 am.
In the old days, maybe you’d have a cigarette hanging from your lips. A scotch in your hand. You’d scream at the top of your lungs: “I NEED COPIES FROM ONE OF YOU FREAKS.”
Turns out, in 2020, that’s not really the most fabulous way to deal with people.
You can even toss in some nonsense compliment, so the person on the receiving end of this feel good about themselves.
You secretly leave it on their desk. The person sees it, smiles to themselves, and completes your project on time, and correctly, all the while thinking,
So you get what you need without screaming at the top of your lungs, and your people think you’re the kindest, most “with it” boss ever.
Bravo, well done boss.
Imagine getting what you need to be done at the house, for once in your life.
Back in the day, it would be slogging through the morning trying to get your partner to do any sort of something for you, while you lay in bed half hungover from those tropical island Sea Breeze drinks that were probably made of corn mash liquor, but hey, they were only \$2.
But now, you could cleverly leave a note on your partners’ pillow, fancifully asking for anything.
Even a pleasant good morning rendezvous under the sheets.
Righteous, bro. Righteous. You nasty (and we like it).
We’ve learned the world works better when you suggest things rather than demand them.