Ramon Aragones, editor of content and Invertia Product Manager
What they have in common a boss who yells or sowing discord among its employees, a worker who is willing to step on his comrades to stand out from all or an employee who drags his frustration at the various offices? Apparently, they have nothing in common, but deep down they all look …. At least they all have a reference in that look between the great heroes of cinema and small screen.
So is it possible to learn some tough guys movies
and television as Don VitoCorleone (The Godfather) or Dr House to survive in the jungle work?. According to the book ‘The Club of the tough guys’, just published, they can learn a lot.
For example, Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) of the television series House represents everything we hate on a boss, but teaches us to recognize their obsessions and confirms that our best recourse is to negotiate until the end. ‘To work with leaders like him you should assume that every time you want something you have no choice but to give up something, as in working life. ”
For his part, Don VitoCorleone (Marlon Brando) is one of the best teachers in understanding how to manage power relations’ with friends and enemies. ” Still ringing in our ears his famous phrase ‘I will make you an offer you can not refuse “, or” he who comes to you with a proposed agreement or meeting, that is the traitor’ or ‘never turn down an offer to Don Vito ‘.
A monster movies, Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) comes to mean in the movie ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ that `there are times that, contrary to what all the manuals say leadership is much better to be feared than admired. ” Surely we do not lack opportunities to implement this advice.
Another interesting reference for our professional face every day are the Vicomte de Valmont (John Malkovich) and
Marquise de Merteuil (Glenn Close) in `Dangerous Liaisons’, as it reveals the art of cop-out ‘of routine’ and` how to move skillfully to choose you for the most tasty and for browns and that routines are answered. “
And stimulating downs so we recommend between the lines of ‘Taxi Driver “Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro):” The failure is reversible and if you feel you’ve fallen into the depths of your life, change to improve always possible. “
Also endearing character Santa (Javier Bardem) can help much (although it seems) to engage with our partners in the convoluted world of work. In the film `Los Lunes al Sol” gives us a useful message for this time of crisis, ‘you have to maintain dignity as a person, no matter what and whoever falls’.
Very practical approaches are also presented by Nicky Santoro (Pesci Jos) in the film Casino on the technical (legal) of intimidation, ‘Do not let anyone in the company to abuse you. ” And when things get ugly after a working meeting where we discussed it always fall back to the film Die Hard `1-4 ‘, because we trained to know when to use a good’ cue ‘in the company.
In short, the ‘Club of the tough guys’ (written by journalists and Rafael Montero Fernando Galán) portrayed through these great myths of cinema (36 in total) all adverse situations or to all those colleagues and bosses with all of us are forced to live in our day to day in the
work. Circumstances we sometimes deranged but which is always possible to learn much, if we put interest in it.
And in conclusion, the authors of the book give us some sound advice: ‘Succeeding in business is often have a large dose of cold blood that not everyone possesses. Should be a matter of biorhythms, but we have observed that many of the toughest guys that appear in this book are notorious for not losing control when they have to deal with critical situations, hard, gruesome … have a great mental control and at least while working independently, with a superhuman coolness, as if they had ‘feelings or emotions as if they were not with them. ” Take note, then.