Friday, March 4, 2011

baptism of fire - get a team lead role

Given the weakness in empathy, protocol, etiquette... there's a Contrarian suggestion to actively get into a leadership/coordinator/client-facing role in a big bank.

Will I become a bull in a china shop? Look at %%history.

Build track record, hard evidence -- builds self-confidence and also credibility.

Get on the offensive rather than the defensive. I'm sick and tired of listening to wise (and caring) friends' advice what I am not good at. The more I try to avoid mistakes, the more mistakes I see in myself, the lower my self-image. In fact, I left GS not just because of empathy, but more due to salary and productivity.

For example, I have more lunch meetings with all kinds of friends. So does Mithun, though we aren't very empathetic people.

baptism of fire.

However, China and Singapore leadership roles might be too dangerous, where the magnitude of damage is probably too high.

My GS team lead isn't good with etiquette and protocol but he gets things done. I think users appreciate him and one of his bosses adores him.

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