Top Lessons from the book: Mafian Manager by V. (Part 1)
1. When you are new to a place, first educate yourself by observing the real players, learning how they act and react.
Keep your eyes open and your mouth shut, shape yourself, acquire the tools, eliminate all possible traits you have that will hinder you.
2. Humility will elevate you faster, however too much of it will raise suspicions. To be excessively polite is the ultimate rudeness.
Prove to your boss that you are smart and enterprising in his business politics but "do not outshine the master".
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3. Learn to do business with strangers as if they were your brothers and with your brothers as if they were strangers.
4. While minding your business, learn your neighbours' business strategies. Know what's working for them that is relevant in your business.
5. Seek second or third opinion before you act on any business advice given to you by even your most trusted associate. They might be interested in seeing you fail.
6. In every clique you find yourself, make no long term close friendship, be cordial to all. Don't reveal too much about your personal life. Don't stand out; fit in!
Don't rush into group battles, first know what it holds to your benefit. This should be your acid test (Provo dell'acido)
7. Do not ever base your plans on achieving the best possible outcome, but if heaven drops a plum, open your mouth.
Learn to use the tool of "fear" to drive in your results from people.
Punish one, teach a hundred!
8. Find productive work for your spare time if you want to move up on the ladder of success.
Choose the time of the day when your energies are highest and conduct business at that time.
Effective time management is making the most of every minute you work. Also making making enough time every day, week and months relax.
Effective is also The Art of Delegation.
Remember the three basics of effective time management:
I. Schedule your tasks
II. Delegate them
III. Delegate more of them
9. Never give give business advice to another that doesn't profit you and your own interests.
10. Don't be too familiar with your subordinates. It may at first inspire affection but at the end breed contempt.