Prince Harry’s new job: ‘Ability to hear and regurgitate corporate-speak will help him’

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In March this year, Prince Harry was employed as chief impact officer at a mental health start-up in San Francisco, BetterUp. Later in the same month, Harry bagged a job at the Aspen Institute’s Commission on Information Disorder as a commissioner.

It’s an exciting time for the Duke of Sussex, as this is his first experience of private employment outside of the military.

BetterUp stated Harry “will help promote mental fitness and expand the company’s roster of coaches and customers, among other duties.”

Besides these jobs, Harry has also signed commercial deals with Netflix and Spotify.

How will Harry pivot from life as a public official to a privately employed individual?

Prince Harry: Expert discusses 'blueprint' set for young royals

A body language expert analysed the Duke as he has adapted to life outside of the Royal Family.

She claimed he has a number of qualities that will stand him in good stead in his new job.

Judi James told “One important quality Harry appears to have is an ability to hear and regurgitate ‘corporate-speak’ without suffering from projectile vomit.

“I doubt he grew up hearing phrases like ‘Head of impact’ or ‘Four buckets of ideas’ but he should expect to be marinating in the stuff in his new role and because the world of proper jobs is still new to him it sounds so far as though he will be soaking it up and repeating it with enthusiasm.”

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Harry’s enthusiasm for his new roles seems universal.

Judi went on: “We’ve seen his almost puppylike enthusiasm for new things since he quit for a life in the US and his ability to sound passionate about non-specific goals like ‘making the world a better place’.

“Harry also seems to enjoy getting down there with the ‘youth’ and the business he is entering should be very heavy on the youth count.”

However, she claims there is might be some struggle for the royal.

“Harry’s job title is so non-specific that it might entail little more than breezing into the office a few hours a month to share some great ideas and figurehead the marketing,” Judi said.

“If not though he might struggle as a boss in terms of solid, hands-on management skills. A great boss will usually know their business inside out. Great bosses have often worked their way up through the business to enable them to lead and manage with wisdom and experience.

“Many bosses need to know how to avoid the quagmire of office politics too and I suspect that Harry, with his eye on changing the world, might not excel at dealing with the kind of petty but lethal jealousies, fall-outs and other gripes that can be part of the true day to day running of most businesses.”

Although, the Duke may be suited to employment in other ways.

“Harry has many personality traits that would make a great boss,” the expert went on.

“He inspired loyalty and respect as an Army captain and judging from interviews, the people he led seemed to like him as well.

“He should find discipline easy and he must excel at delegation as military teams depend on group skills and individual confidence rather than just having a charismatic leader who everyone looks up to and/or fears.”

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