Yes, I know it's tough being a top level executive. All the pressure. All the responsibility. It's enough to make you want to turn in that company car, stock options and all the other executive perks, right?
However, there are a few things you can consider this year. For a start you can stop being an arrogant, smug, self-important jerk. You can admit your staff really does most of the "heavy lifting" you take credit for. You can make those pointless meetings you call just a little bit shorter and you can cut back on your pontificating.
Of course, we know that's not going to happen in 2013 or any other year, is it? Not that I really care. You see, I no longer have a dog in this race and I've managed to step off the speeding locomotive and out of the corporate rat race. I honestly don't care what you do because none of it really concerns me. I've been around long enough to know the games you play and the clever ways you justify your own personal incompetence. That's cool. I'll cut you a little slack in that area. We all have to survive, right?
As I said, I'm done with corporate and studio politics but I keep a watchful eye on both. And, rest assured I'm gonna call you on it. Don't like it? I suppose you can always call me in and fire me. But, wait! That's not gonna happen because my career ended some years ago. The only reason I'm still around is simply to keep jabbing at you with my sharp stick.
So to wrap things up, executive big shots, let's consider what we don't want to do in 2013. The answer is simple. Don't do what you did last year.