Leadership the "Pulp Fiction" Way
There's a scene in Pulp Fiction (1994) that epitomizes true leadership. John Travolta and Samuel Jackson have killed someone in a car and are panicked as they try to figure out what to do next. They bring in "The Wolf," played Harvey Keitel, who is a legendary,high-priced "problem solver." The Wolf keeps his cool and calmly lays out the common-sense steps: Clean up the car, dispose of the body, etc. It was nothing revolutionary, but amidst the chaos, these basic steps can help people stop freaking out.
Thankfully we haven't gotten ourselves into that kind of situation -- where body disposal is involved -- but sometimes I do feel that my most important role is to keep calm and maintain focus while others get worked up, whether that's about competition, our success or even each other. Sometimes an entrepreneur needs to be able to recognize the basic steps that need to be taken amidst all the excitement.
Posted by: krishnakanth_t | February 19, 2009 11:14 AM
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