||[Feb. 20th, 2013|01:26 am]
I think sometime in 06, back at MySpace, Sarah asked me what I wanted to do. I proposed the idea of an "Interdepartmental Coordinator" position, as the company (now notoriously) had a problem with having the left hand and the right hand work together. |
Fast forward a good 6+ years and I've gotten it. I have authority, value, and respect. It's amazing what smiling and having something worth saying will get you.
The lessons learned:
- Stop sneering at bad ideas in meetings
- Don't undervalue yourself (coordinator my ass)
- Minimize criticism, maximize value
- Use those fucking conflict resolution management teachings from 6th grade
6 years and pushing 6 figures. It fucking worked.