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According to [Ashlee] Vance, the assistant, Mary Beth Brown, asked Musk for a significant raise after she’d been working with him for 12 years. In response, Musk told Brown to take two weeks off, during which he would assume her responsibilities and see if she was really critical to his success. When Brown returned after two weeks, Musk told Brown he didn’t need her anymore. Musk also told Vance that he offered Brown another position at the company, but she never returned to the office again after that. Business Insider, August 10, 2017.

One person on our project worked hard to control and restrict information. He was the only one, for example, who really knew the status of all the requirements we had going into the product. He loved to play games such as saying he might not be able to make the requirements review and someone else would have to sit in for him. He would then call in late and cover the review, apparently trying to make himself look good at the expense of the poor person who was to sit in for him. The kicker was, when he went off to another project, we suddenly didn’t have all the requirements issues we’d had in that past and this person who everyone saw as irksome but indispensable, wasn’t. In fact, it was then that it become clear that he was the problem.

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What are you doing to truly add value to your project?

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