CEO Characteristics That Really Matter
On a much lighter note, I felt vindicated in my beliefs on leadership and my personal experiences in that regard by a recent column by David Brooks, one of the better
New York Times
appeared on May 19. Here's his takeaway paragraph:
"In other words, warm, flexible, team-oriented and empathetic people are less likely to thrive as CEOs. Organized, dogged, anal-retentive and slightly boring people are more likely to thrive."
That's not just Brooks' opinion. His statement is based upon a study of 316 CEOs and their companies' performances by Steven Kaplan, Mark Klebanov and Morten Sorensen.
So there. I knew I was a good boss! I just knew it.