Came across an interesting speech today. The gentleman was speaking about “How to be a good subordinate”.
I said, what?
The whole world is running after how to be a CEO and a leader and a master and a winner. And here this fellow is giving a talk on how to be a good subordinate?
Yep, because he has a good point. As he notes, one cannot attain the corner office at the age of 25 or 30. Good things, like the wisdom of experience, take time.
So how to be a good subordinate? Follow the 4As.
A for Accomplishment, as one needs to deliver. A for Affability, as one needs to be able to get along with one’s boss. A for Advocacy, of ourselves, because we are all salesmen, even if we aren’t in sales. A for Authenticity, because that’s we always need to be.
If I had to add one more A, it would be A for the Almighty, because without Him, nothing is possible!