He was not a perfect manager himself, as he had a tendency to micromanage people. I found that out early and worked hard to over communicate with him and anticipate what he would ask so I could usually say “I already did it.”
After a while he stopped micromanaging me and left me alone to do what I thought was right.
One critical skill he taught me was what he called “operating ahead of the power curve.”
It took me a while to figure out what that meant, but I eventually got the idea, and the concept has been incredibly important to my success in life.
The idea is to charge at the work to be done very early and…
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