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“American Idol’s” most caustic judge, Simon Cowell, may come off as unnecessarily cruel, but he’s spectacularly proficient at one leadership skill: giving honest feedback.
You can decry Cowell’s methods— he once told a contestant that she sounded “like Mickey Mouse on helium”— but you can’t argue with his success. Not only is Cowell a TV star, but he’s also a multimillionaire entrepreneur.
Lesson: You don’t have to make everyone around you feel good all the time to succeed. Just pick your spots.
Do you have to take minutes of meetings, jot down telephone messages, write long lists of tasks from your manager, and remember those on-the-fly comments? Can you do it quickly? So many of us take notes and yet have no structure or system for writing them....Click here to find out more.