|—||Jim Parker, Former CEO of South West Airlines. Jim Parker on Life and Leadership|
1. Avoid being a threat to insecure bosses. If possible, help them get what they want.
2. Never say you are better than someone above you; you just insulted the leadership team your boss belongs to.
3. Never make negative comparisons between you and your colleagues. If you get promoted, you may end up leading people you just disrespected. Additionally, insulting others suggests the people who hired them made a mistake.
“Embrace the genius of “and”. “And” takes you further than “or”.
Inspired by Doug Conant, retired CEO of Campbell’s Soup
People feel compassion when your words align with their needs. People see integrity when they believe you’re speaking for the good of others. People see competence when you answer challenges with selfless finesse.