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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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