In world history, often the formidable authoritarian rulers. Despite the large number of negative qualities, they certainly got what he wanted. This is what they can learn, despite their evil nature.
1. To influence the will of the people and force them to make difficult decisions
Working fatigue and anguish from the inability to make a decision affect the quality of that decision. A real dictator knows how to use it.
Cuban dictator Fidel Castro liked to meet at 4 in the morning, when he often lifted people up out of the bed, putting them at a disadvantage. Domestic authoritarian ruler Joseph Stalin also used this tactic, even meeting Winston Churchill on the plan of attack on Germany was organized late in the night.
How to use it.
In both cases, the idea is to catch your enemy (or ally) by surprise when their willpower is weak, and they are ready to cooperate with you. But do not forget that agony about the decision really exists and any of them can easily use for very different purposes. If possible, avoid too early meetings with your boss (or, at least, give yourself enough time to Wake up in advance).
2. To make a “five-year” own goals
With the filing of Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union was formed a five-year plan for rapid industrialization of the state, reduce unemployment, overall economic and social development. Moreover, the idea of a five-year plan adopted by such countries as China, Cuba, Pakistan, Vietnam and many others.
How to use it.
Surely your plan is less ambitious than most dictators, but the idea of compilation itself is good. In fact, we are talking about forming a financial plan for the next five years. Or in other words, you must clearly represent yourself as you see yourself in 5 years.
To understand what you want and how to achieve it, make a small list with the answers to these questions:
– What you will have a job?
– What you will have a family?
– How will you look externally?
– What you will have the house?
– As will be your weekday?
– What you will miss?
– What will be your social circle?
Try to write at least 10 answers to each question that describes how you would like to see my life five years later.
Use the Board for planning or special helper program. Planning for the long term is a great way to find out what you really want, and how you can get it. After all, a correctly posed problem is half the battle.
3. To get rid of what threatens your power
In order to keep the power in their hands, dictators often get rid of the possible for her threats. In particular, the removal of close friends and advisers, when they get too close to you, and you feel that they pose a threat to your power. At this point, those who are outside of the circle begin to fight for power and attention, while the inner circle starts to weigh on you.
Almost every dictator uses this tactic to varying degrees, but especially in it has succeeded Fidel Castro and Peru’s President Alberto Fujimori in response. Fujimori in response famously he organized a coup in 1992: closed Congress, suspended the Constitution and get rid of the judicial system, and was thus able to get unlimited power.
The rule is: “Keep around themselves a narrow circle of the coalition. The smaller it is, the better.” Fidel Castro knew about it. After a successful revolution in Cuba, 12 of the 20 Ministers resigned (or been expelled). Among them was comrade Castro Ernesto Che Guevara. Castro sent Che Guevara to Bolivia in 1967 to carry out a special mission, and then cut his funding and left in a quandary, and because Castro considered Che as a potential threat.
How to use it.
If someone encroaches on your power, the easiest way to handle this is to get rid of this object. Be careful and watch out for those who has designs on your site. If you look at it this way — if you want to move up in the ranks, you’ll have to be very delicate with those on whose place you are applying. So this man felt coming from you threats. In addition, you can try to get rid of it before it is up to you. But this scheme is much riskier and does not possess the courtesy.
4. To create a “cult of personality”
The so-called “cult of personality” is a common dictatorial ploy. The idea was to exalt himself and be as the most amazing that can be. To achieve this, the dictators are becoming a ridiculous habit, spread his image throughout the country, or even make up their own nickname.
The most famous example of the manifestation of the personality cult of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Il, the Great leader of North Korea. The cult of Kim Jong-Il was so powerful, that even people who sincerely believed that Jong-Il could control the weather with the power of his thoughts.
This is a fairly common practice among authoritarian rulers. Romanian Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu assumed the title of “genius of the Carpathians” (*approx. author: as well as a “full-flowing Danube of the mind”, “the Creator of an era of unprecedented upgrade”), and Italian ruler Benito Mussolini was allowed to remove themselves only from certain angles to appear taller. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, in his “Amazonian guard” hired bodyguards only female and Cambodian dictator Pol Pot never allowed yourself to be photographed.
How to use it.
Of course, your cult of personality is not likely to grow to such large sizes as dictators, but the ability to capture attention and monitor the situation will help you in life. For example, in a case like job search. Blatant self-promotion during a job interview is not such a bad thing.
In our days it is considered more important to establish and maintain your own online uniqueness, which is a kind of a kind of cult of personality. If you control what others see, you can control their perception of themselves and appear to others much better than you really are.
5. Deliver clear and powerful presentations
It is believed that the Chancellor of Germany, Adolf Hitler was one of the best speakers in the history of dictators. Before Hitler came to power, public speaking was highly intelligent, complex, resembling more the reading than lecture. The speeches of Adolf Hitler, by contrast, was very agitated, emotional, filled with slogans.
Hitler got most of his oratorical success by telling the audience what they wanted to hear. He used simple, understandable for people and the language, using short sentences and the powerful emotional slogans. Often started his speech quietly, thus attracting the attention of the audience, gradually stepped up the pace, and in the final was already shouting and gesticulating actively. He radiated absolute confidence, aggression, belief in the infinite triumph of his party and in fate.
However, all Hitler’s speech has been largely confined to rhetoric and the remission of sins. But despite the fact that their content was awful, the German dictator forced the listeners to agree with him — even when he openly called them fools. Hitler used special tricks to sway people to his side promotion to the emotions rather than to reason and logic, the technique of “either… or” (simplifying everything to “black or white”), the endless repetition.
How to use it.
Hitler was a meticulous editor of his speeches: he would present them in a clear language which could be understood by everyone. Keep this in mind when giving a presentation at work, improve morale of the workers after a hard working day or just bring other arguments in their favor. Simplify your speech, give her more emotion, patiently accumulate the material and you will get the audience accustomed to eat out of hand.
6. Learn by doing, not books
The strongest and longest lasting rulers adhered to the proverb “practice makes”. At some point, they threw themselves on the “front line” in order to gain experience. For example, Julius Caesar fought on the front with the soldiers, slept on those beds and checked on my own skin the quote: “experience is the best teacher.”
Napoleon Bonaparte did the same thing — they did their professional military service during the great French revolution, before he became a full — fledged dictator. Vladimir Lenin was extremely well read, but he spent all his free time practicing the writing of pamphlets and talking to people. Mao Zedong went further and used his peasant upbringing not just as an excuse to not wash (*approx. author: Mao months without brushing my teeth or washed all over, only a concubine was giving his flesh wet towel), but also to win the trust and gain control over the peasants.
How to use it.
To do the job well, read a few books is not enough. Much more important to have your own experience. New skills are very useful. In the end, the actual practice will be useful to you so you could become even better.
In the labour market, practical experience is valued much higher than all the degrees and books. If you have been trained, it means you have experience, but lacks an established skills — you automatically become the best candidate for the job.