Things You Learn From Great Bosses

Here’s some great insight from the employee’s side on true people development which is a hallmark of a REAL leader.

My first boss at Bell Labs had a habit of yelling. While he was an equal-opportunity yeller, when he shouted at me in my first department meeting, I got up, told him when he wanted to talk, not yell, I’d be in my office and walked out. I was 20 years old, just out of undergrad, and sitting among a group of aghast Ph.D.’s . Perhaps this was not the best initial career move. But about 30 minutes later, he walked into my office and apologized. He never yelled at me again (though he did keep yelling at the rest of the team), and became one of three manager-mentors that shaped my career at Bell Labs and AT&T — and taught me to manage others and myself. I’ll share one story from each boss and the lesson I learned from each….More at Four Lessons From the Best Bosses I Ever Had – Deborah Mills

What I would do:

To quote Warren Buffet’s partner, Charlie Munger: “I have nothing to add.”