One of the things I like about Mark Cuban is his ability to simultaneously be almost ridiculously driven and yet not take himself particularly seriously. How’s this for a business philosophy:
Passion in business demands passion. A byproduct of passion is saying exactly how you feel in a way that you know will get someoneÃ¢€™s attention, and listening to exactly how someone else feels when they need to get your attention. All of this is my way of saying that I expect people who work for me to yell at me, and I expect them to know that at times I will do the same. If someone is pissed off, if they think IÃ¢€™m doing something wrong, or the wrong way, and IÃ¢€™m being too pigheaded to see it. Blast me.
I suspect this wouldn’t work well in most organizations. Still, it’s a rather refreshing attitude.