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November 11, 2007



Awesome. I didn't make this. At just 3.4 years experience, somehow I feel I'm not ready to make the leadership jump (BS?) but I've been following along the leadership blog and what ever write ups and power point slides have been showing up. I know I really need to get my complement:criticize ratio up. It's probably around 1:1 =P So I have a ways to go. Next year...


Don't sweat the leadership bit. If people are following you, then you are a leader, period. "Good" or "bad" is much more subjective ("good for whom?" for example). There's natural leaders, simply because they do things that people want to be part of. Others become "professional" (for lack of better word) leaders because they know/learn how to get people to follow them. Finally, there's appointed leaders, followed because a chain of command dictates so.

Each of the three aspects has its good and bad sides, but all three are necessary to some degree. Natural, to provide passion; professional, to increase effectiveness; appointed, to bring accountability.


I believe the 5:1 ratio idea was actually brought up by Greg and Ray during their keynote (as part of their description of Transformational Leadership, a business school term). At least that's what my notes tell me! Really enjoyed your session by the way, Jamie, and was quite taken with your theory of "drag."

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Jamie's Bragging Rights

  • Spider-Man 2
    The best superhero games of all time Game Informer
    Top five games of all time Yahtzee Croshaw
    Top five superhero games of all time MSNBC
    Top 100 PS2 games of all time Official Playstation 2 Magazine
    1001 Games You Must Play Before You Die Nomination for Excellence in Gameplay Engineering Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
  • Schizoid
    Penny Arcade PAX 10 Award
    Nominated for XBLA Best Original Game
    Nominated for XBLA Best Co-Op Game