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Ultimately as a leader, you’re evaluated on how you interact with people. If you do it well, you develop a reputation as effective leader. If…
The packaged food business environment is very Darwinian. You’re fighting for survival every year; you evolve and grow or you die. It’s really that simple.
People lead complicated lives and aren’t hanging on your every word or the company mission statement. You have to become a broken record of your…
On a personal level, I send out about 20 thank-you notes a day to staffers, on all levels. And every six weeks I have lunch…
If you’re a wounded company, the other companies that have been around for a hundred years will smell it, and they will take advantage of…
If you have people who are high-performing working for you, it’s so easy to do your job. Otherwise, you can’t even agree on the time…
If you cultivate a relationship in a genuine, thoughtful way, people will be more inclined to want to help you even though they don’t have…
Even a brief interaction can change the way people think about themselves, their leaders, and the future. Each of those many connections you make has…
As a CEO, you get sucked into dealing with all the tasks of being a CEO. There’s a big meeting, a big discussion, and you…
You have to talk about mistakes and then talk about what you have learned and how to move forward. You acknowledge missteps right away, you…
When I arrived at Campbell on January 8, 2001, the company had lost half its market value in the prior year. They had to cut…
You must bring great resolve to your work. It’s not all a bed of roses.
You can’t talk your way out of something you behaved your way into.
There’s no evidence that large, diversified food companies win over time.
The time to build a network is always before you need one.
When providing people with the direction and expected behaviors, you need to be alert to the fact that they will hold you accountable. People want…
Most people think of leaders as being these outgoing, very visible, and charismatic people, which I find to be a very narrow perception. The key…
Today’s business leaders increasingly realize that by leveraging both the cash and non-cash resources of their companies toward addressing important societal challenges, they can not…
Often leaders have the best intentions, but people cannot read their minds. That’s why it’s important to declare yourself: Tell people why you choose to…
It would be counterproductive to tell people exactly what they are supposed to do and exactly how they are supposed to do it to a…
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