Originally published on June 14th, 2009.
Anyway, I suddenly realized (“suddenly” in reality having been some time ago) that there’s quite the void between what I think I know and what I know I don’t know.
That is the first step towards wisdom.
As far as Lex’s response never having been anything above an E4 I couldn’t comment on whether it was true or not
But he did describe the politics of leadership, which is everywhere it seems.
When you read this the 2nd time around, you realize how powerful Lex the person must have been in-person. I have been in awe of the cyber-Lex for nearly 10 years. I can’t imagine what meeting him for real must have felt like. And it makes me weep for the fact that it can never happen now.
I hope that when his blog is published that his posts are categorized – for his leadership advice and perspective alone is worth a single book.
This is so perfectly written:
“Shit happens. Leadership occurs in the aftermath. People who shoot messengers end up not getting any more messages. It’s a little like first aid: Stop the bleeding, protect the wound, treat for shock. There’s always time later for in-depth reconstruction, but it has to be more about preventing recurrence than finding the right dog to beat.”
That should be posted on every wannabee leader’s wall. Not behind him, but across his desk on the other wall so that he is colnstantly reminded.
colnstantly = constantly
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