IT’S MY TURN
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.