Be A Gladiator In A Suit: 9 Professional Lessons From ‘Scandal”s Olivia Pope

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Speak definitively and with authority

No one wants a wishy-washy exec in charge. It’s great to ask questions, to be inquisitive. It’s another thing to hem and haw to the point that you’re not making a decision. As a leader — or a leader in the making — you need to instill confidence in your abilities to make good sound decisions and act on them. And you need to project that to others. There’s no question what Olivia is trying to say right here, and she cares nothing for Edison’s threats.

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