In the 1990s, a multi-national business machine manufacturer was a preferred employer at engineering and management schools. Candidates considered it an extraordinary learning organization.
So why was the Chairman, the primary investor in this joint venture, sweating it out in his chamber? And car? And home? This was biting Delhi winter!
Well, as it turned out, he had been directed by the European office to attend a top management training program in Switzerland.
“That’s nice” was my reaction.
“That’s not nice” was the Chairman’s correction to my reaction.
As I recall, the debriefing included the following guidelines:
I now understood this young Chairman’s predicament. Even though he was a recent Ph.D.
The attributes of an effective Leader are;