“Do you know what leadership means, Lord Snow? It means that the person in charge gets second-guessed by every clever little twat with a mouth. But if he starts second-guessing himself, that's the end. For him... for the clever little twats... for everyone. “

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    "every clever little twat with a mouth"

    This is a description of the mainstream media.

    Good quote!
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    If you can't handle getting second guessed you are a poor leader.

    I once worked for a company where the CEO seriously sent out memos to the entire company addressing rumors (about him personally, his personal life, etc) that maybe a handful of people heard.

    The effect on the he management chain in terms of indicating that acting like a child was ok...was pretty horrific and sudden.
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    I once had a funny situation with my direct boss where I wanted to fix some shit that was dangerous for another department and actually screwed up by yet another one. Since that required quite some manual cataloguing work, I requested that my boss gave me one of our interns.

    My boss refused and argued that the department who had screwed up should provide one, but they didn't have any. I told him that blame games wouldn't improve anything and we had to do that because only we could. He wasn't convinced and left.

    Obviously, I still got me an intern. I also took care to explain why the pretty boring work I gave him was actually important so that he would get at least some sense of achievement out of it.

    Two hours later, my boss called me and asked (!) whether I had found an intern. Sure, I said. My boss wasn't astonished and had known me well enough to be clear that I would flat out disregard him and instead do what he ought to have told me. ^^
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    @N00bPancakes that sounds horrible! But this is just a GOt quote and meant to make you laugh. Sorry I failed
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