A close friend is a novice entrepreneur with his first venture and is struggling to find his leadership style. Unfortunately people close to him are encouraging him to follow the paradigm of “The Big Boss”: aggressive, ruthless, manipulative, authoritarian, and macho”. Somehow his other friends and family members think imitating Donald Trump or Steve Jobs will yield reproducible, sustainable results. I’ve advised him to explore other possibilities that are truer to his personality, values, and character because running his first start-up is hard enough work.
I’m working on a series of blog posts which will explore leadership, myths about leadership and managing people. The aim is to benefit my friend, mid-level professionals moving up, or professionals on the autism spectrum who are learning how to lead other people or managing their relationship with their boss.