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We look at every kind of content that may matter to our audience: books, but also articles, reports, videos and podcasts. What we say here about books applies to all formats we cover. She also provides some possibly inadvertent grains of salt to season everything else you may have read about her boss.
However, the idea that her warmly chatty observations can generate a respectable book is a tribute to the power of his legend - and her entertaining recollections. Welch acknowledges in the forewordthat he was a difficult, sometimes aggravating boss. He says Badowski, "lived and breathed work," and he praises her "loyalty, discretion and forgiveness" and well as her long hours, the care she took with confidential information and her talent for dealing with those who seek it.
However, Welch was also, on occasion, a brilliant manager, and Badowski became a strong one, too. When Welch retired in September and established a private consulting firm, she joined him as his principal lieutenant and chief of staff. Roger Gittines is a writer based in Washington, DC.
Instead, she modestly avers that she was a good soldier, alert and aware, able to decide what her boss, then CEO of GE General Electric , did or did not need to see.
Managers must get their hands dirty. Those who do not help, hinder. Every day you should ask yourself whether your work advanced a goal. When Welch said she reminded him of his ex-wife, she thought the interview and her chances were both finished.
But Badowski was exactly what Welch wanted: quick, responsible and willing to work hard. Even so, she worked a year before she felt really comfortable in the role. She found Welch realistic, but impatient and hard to understand, given his Boston accent.
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Managing up 101: How and when to take initiative at work
By Sara McCord UTC Your supervisor keeps pushing off your latest check-in, but you could really use his or her feedback on a few projects. You think shifting your schedule around and reordering your projects is the best course of action. For example, taking initiative could mean signing up for additional responsibilities, researching new methodologies, connecting with influential contacts, or setting up additional meetings with your supervisor. A shift in communication could occur via a change in frequency i. Gabarro and John P. How can managing up benefit you and your career?