The leadership instinct you are born with is the back-bone.Then you develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.
—Elaine Agather, former CEO, JPMorgan Chase Bank
The most motivated people we work with are not taking themselves all that seriously. The ones who struggle the most view the company’s next success as their own mortgage payment or what holds their marriage together. The managers who are the most creative, productive, and innovative see business as a chess game, played for fun and challenge. They conceive of all kinds of lovely moves and counter strategies. And when they “lose,” they just set up the pieces again even more excitedly.
The worst failures and most miserable people at work are the ones who ...