It’s hard to pinpoint the particular traits that enable CEOs to become successful leaders. They’re different, like you and me, coming from a variety of backgrounds without a single common denominator.
Nonetheless, a New York Times reporter has found a number of similarities in leadership styles in his interviews of CEOs for a weekly column called Corner Office in the SundayBusiness section.
Ten years and 525 columns later, Adam Bryant wrote his last column in yesterday’s edition and disclosed the lessons he learned about how to be the Big Boss.
The annual performance review stinks. It’s one of the most dreaded and inefficient uses of time that I can think of.
The manager has to scrounge up his recollections of specific good and bad things to discuss. The employee – or agency, if it’s a client review – dreads the thought that he’ll be told he did a lousy job and there is a pink slip in his future.
Quantum Workplace, an HR consulting firm, published a post not too long ago suggesting questions to help measure and boost employee performance. But in my view they were still too generic.
There has got to be a better way – and there is. Read More→