CEO number one, takes time to walk into his company’s locations (over 20) at least twice a year. During this visit he takes time to talk with the people who work there. He knows most of them and calls them by name. He takes time to get to know his team.
When our second CEO goes out to the company’s locations, she doesn’t just say hi and go away. No, she is more of a hands-on person. Taking time to listen to the people, but also taking time to help them and pitch in in doing the work. She believes none of us, no matter what level we work at, are do good to get down and do the work.
Our third CEO takes time to talk with people when he is out in the field. Actually, pulling up a chair and having a conversation. Getting a cup of coffee in the break room and sitting with 5-6 employees and learning about stuff that no one else seems to be aware of.
Three different CEO’s, but all with one common thread – they are leaders.
Leaders know the people who work for them by name. They walk in the field with those people. They listen to them and make them understand that those at the top do care.
The greatest resource you have as a leader is your people. When you walk down the road and look behind you, you see one of two things.
People are either following you or they are not. If there is no one behind you, then the best you can be is a positional leader and that just won’t get it done. (Positional leader is someone who has the title, but that is all)
Today I want to share 3 things