The toughest part of being a Boss is recognizing your strength and letting others cover you weakness.
In this regard,I have a story of a boss who was the editor-in -chief of a very successful weekly magazine.My close friend was being interviewed by a Veteran Reporter from the magazine when the two of them began chatting about his boss.Most of the editors my friend had met tend to be classic ‘idea’ people.Ideas are their stock in trade.They can think up dozen just by walking down the street and observing people.My friend told the Reporter how much he admired his magazine and how lucky he was to be working for such a creative Editor.As my friend complemented him on several stories he considered particularly clever,a puzzle look came over his face.
‘You have got it all wrong’,he said.”I have been in the magazine business for thirty years and he is the first boss I have ever met,who does not have any idea.He knows writing,he knows pictures,he knows what people want.But when it comes to generating story ideas,he lets us do that.Every Monday,he walks around the office,and tell each of us to have seven new ideas on his desk by Wednesday.
My admiration for Reporter’s boss rose another match.Anyone who can produce a successful magazine fifty-two times a year,without one idea of his own must know the importance of being a BOSS rather than a STAR.
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