Monday, March 9th, 2015

ANOTHER CEO DILEMMA–AS IF THERE WEREN’T ENOUGH!

You know how your direct reports (and probably theirs as well) manage up.
You have enjoyed and benefited from their skill.

Well, here’s what I know from my own experience as an EVP and from having many many confidential conversations with associates at all levels in many companies.

Many of your direct reports are literally a Jekyll and Hyde phenomenon.
It is not at all “what you see is what you get”.  
What ‘you see’–is a reflection of what people think you want.
What ‘they get’–is a hidden reality that you can’t experience.

Before you fight back, because most CEO’s are sure they are in touch with their organization, assume the truth of the above statement.

Then the question is, “What do you do to get a glimmer of what goes on without becoming the dreaded spy CEO or turning your HR person into the spy for you?”

I would love some answers

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