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most of the time to make things ef­fi­ciently done. But I ad­mired her wit. And I think she pre­pared me for the worst. She’s in­tim­i­dat­ing but it works! It is dur­ing dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions that we are both ef­fec­tive (es­pe­cially dur­ing Board meet­ings). “Can you please re­port to my of­fice im­me­di­ately? Faster!” Missin the lines of Madam.

C. The Worka­holic- Taught me to bal­ance work and so­cial life even if you’re a worka­holic per­son. No hol­i­days for him. I’ve al­ways been re­cep­tive to his old meth­ods and ap­proaches. Seems ef­fec­tive for se­lected sit­u­a­tions. Time man­age­ment is very im­por­tant. I just did my work as­sign­ments ef­fi­ciently just to sat­isfy him. At the end of the day, both of you will dine out and will still dis­cuss work re­lated mat­ters. And ac­cord­ing to him, Ein­stein only slept for two hours a day but he is still pro­duc­tive.

D. The Great- He is fair, he lis­tens and mo­ti­vates. He ad­vo­cates dis­ci­pline and pos­i­tive work­ing en­vi­ron­ment. Sir Boy is al­ways open for in­puts and sug­ges­tions. If he is your boss, don’t take ad­van­tage. In­stead, mo­ti­vate your­self to work hard so you can move up in the cor­po­rate lad­der. And Atty. Bon of course, you will al­ways be re­mem­bered. Work­ing with her is chal­leng­ing be­cause she is pro­duc­tive and got unique ideas of ac­com­plish­ing goals. Looks in­tim­i­dat­ing be­cause she’s mes­tiza and a beauty queen ma­te­rial.

E. The Not-so qual­i­fied- I al­ways fol­low the rule: Never out­shine the master (even if they don’t know what they are do­ing). I al­ready con­firmed to them that the teach­ings of Desider­ata are cor­rect and ap­pli­ca­ble in real life. That, for al­ways there will be greater and

lesser per­sons than your­self. They might be less fa­mil­iar with the op­er­a­tions of the com­pany and the in­dus­try it­self. I’ve worked with so many “nag­ma­m­a­gal­ing” but can­not even ap­ply the ba­sics of Man­age­ment. Doesn’t mean that I’m good but I never get tired of help­ing them. Un­less they don’t want me to work with them. I can grace­fully exit if I want to.

There is al­ways a se­cret to suc­ceed in the cor­po­rate world un­der the man­age­ment of dif­fer­ent bosses. And yes, we can learn from them. Just take note of the good habits, the ap­proaches and other best prac­tices which can help you to be an ef­fec­tive leader of an or­ga­ni­za­tion. And now, it’s my turn- be­ing the youngest Vice Pres­i­dent for Hu­man Cap­i­tal (HR) and Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment of a pri­vate higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tion, I will look for my protégé who will also rose from the ranks. And who will do the same.

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