In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project

In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project
In Search of My Father, 2017 writing project supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

ON LEADERSHIP. 40 BOSSES IN 40 YEARS!

In my (mostly) retail management career, I have had 40 bosses in 40 years. That sounds a bit too neat but it is true. As a result, I think I know a bit, actually quite a lot, about leadership styles and behaviours and, for a potential book on the subject, I honed my thoughts on each boss to just one word.

In this very strange and unsettling era of world leadership, particularly politically, I have been thinking about a one-word appraisal of Donald Trump. That's a tough one. I can't decide on just ONE word. Can you?


So, while I ponder him, his style and behaviour, here is the list of my 40 bosses and my words to describe them.



BOSS 1 – AMBITIOUS
BOSS 2 – BRUISER
BOSS 3 – BULLISH
BOSS 4 – CONSISTENT
BOSS 5 – DRIVER
BOSS 6 – EAGER
BOSS 7 – EGOTISTIC
BOSS 8 – ERRATIC
BOSS 9 – FREEWHEELER
BOSS 10 – FRIENDLY
BOSS 11 – FOCUSED
BOSS 12 – FUSSY
BOSS 13 – GRITTY
BOSS 14 – GROUNDED
BOSS 15 – HAUGHTY
BOSS 16 – HUMANE
BOSS 17 – HUMBLE
BOSS 18 – HYPOCRITE
BOSS 19 – INCONSEQUENTIAL
BOSS 20 – LAZY
BOSS 21 – METHODICAL
BOSS 22 – MILITARY
BOSS 23 – PATIENT
BOSS 24 – PURITAN
BOSS 25 – RANTER
BOSS 26 – REAL
BOSS 27 – REBELLIOUS
BOSS 28 – RUFFIAN
BOSS 29 – SCRUPULOUS
BOSS 30 – SELFISH
BOSS 31 – SINCERE
BOSS 32 – SMUG
BOSS 33 – SNEAKY
BOSS 34 – SNOB
BOSS 35 – SOFT
BOSS 36 – SUPERIOR
BOSS 37 – TENACIOUS
BOSS 38 – UNCERTAIN
BOSS 39 – UPSTART
BOSS 40 – VETERAN

If anyone wants me to write about leadership, please get in touch via joecushnan@aol.com

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