What's in a name? Boss? LO7216

Keith Cowan (72212.51@CompuServe.COM)
06 May 96 10:59:36 EDT

Replying to LO7160 --

Re: "some settings demand a hard ass style (fire fighters..."

>...I had to make them understand that Death is a real possibility in that
>situation. I reasoned them through it. I flat told them I wasn't going
>to give up my leadership position (so I guess that could be construed as
>hard --) but my main effort was to get them to see that I felt the
>responsibility to keep the team alive, healthy and intact, not personal
>arrogance at being leader....
> sysengr@atc.boeing.com (Michael Erickson)

I am in complete agreement with you. I refer to your intransigence on the
topic. You were not looking for a group consensus, you were selling your
expertise in "going my way" - hard ass in this case is your position which
was not negotiable, not to be confused with style! ... Keith


Keith Cowan <72212.51@CompuServe.COM>

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