Taking charge

What does it mean to lead?
What does it mean to be a manager or the boss?
Well, it means that you take the lead.
Like Mr Oh, my air-conditioner installer who put in an aircon into my unit this morning. Tweleve floors up and who climbed outside the window with a three-inch ledge with nothing more than a safety harness strapped to the puny aluminum window frame and his worker. When I asked him why he went outside and not his worker, he said, “I’m the boss so I takes the risk. I own the company, the other guy just works for me.”

Leadership principle I learned from a simple lesson this morning. When you lead, take ownership, including the risks.

Getting comfortable on the 12th floor ledge!
Drilling the bracket!