I watched the movie on the United Airlines flight to US, so I watched it two and a half times on flight. I love it.
One year later, I started to read the book. Combined with my current thinking of great leader, I started to turn my perspective, and look at the world from the eyes of Andrew Sachs (the assistant)’s boss, Miranda Priestly.
From the eyes of Andrew, Miranda is the devil.
But when you watch carefully enough, you will find Miranda is a good leader – she sets high standard, sets clear goals (not how to do it), pays close attention to details (of the final results, not the process).
Some typical Miranda style announcement:
I don’t understand why it is so impossible to confirm an appointment…
Your incompetence does not interest me…
It is YOUR responsibility, YOUR job. Ge….t me h…ome!
She is a devil, in a sense similar with Steve Jobs. They are another great type of leader, not my type, but definitely not the wrong type.
P.S. Corrected some spelling errors.