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> Whatever you do to your direct reports will probably flow down the chain. If you disrespect their time, they will disrespect the time of their direct reports.

'Everything flows downhill' is one of the fundamental truths of organizational culture and management. An indecisive CEO begets flip-flopping, stressed-out managers, which begets unmotivated employees. Act the way you want people in your organization to act and things will take care of themselves - well, it's not quite that simple, but, you know.

That's actually very confucian. That's why they were very concerned with the conduct of the emperor.

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