The boss is always right
A few weeks later as the statue was finished, Soderini came to see the sculpture for himself. Soderini was pleased with what he saw. However like many patrons and bosses Soderini had to impose his ideas and have the last word. Soderini instructed Michelangelo to change the shape of the nose because it was too big.
All were pleased and everyone lived happily ever after.
Without any fuss, or compromise on the quality of his work Michelangelo provided Soderini the right and positive perspective thus appeasing Soderini and satiating his ego.
- Manage, persuade and convince the boss, but never try to impose on the customer or the boss. The interaction is almost always unpleasant and the price heavy. (Boss can sometimes include a parent or spouse)
- The boss will inevitably look down upon an argument but always looks up to facts, and results.