At my recent gig, I am working with an MBA from Carnegi Melon. He fails at almost every point, mentioned above. The main highlights are that, he had to be in the lead role even if there is no gain in it, even if its smallest possible task, even if he has no knowledge of the subject mater. But just because he is MBA and he is learned to lead...he has to fight for the leadership position. The dude never listens. When he talks he makes simplest things the most complicated and the listener loses the interest. When the listener loses the interest, the guy fails to realize that too and continues the lengthy management lines. The only thing I give him is that, he is 10 times more hardworking that I am, so I do feel bad. Anyway, the result is that, the blaster MBA from reputed university has to report to me being a BSc from India who knows the basics.
1. Keep things simple. 2. Understand what the customer. So listen. 4. The leaders are born, not made. So if you are not the one then accept it, and move one.
How many mock drills might have held in Fukushima N-plant to tackle any disaster. Evenafter they could not overcome the Tsunami-Earthquake disaster. In classroom we can learn many thing but in real life it may not in all cases be possible.