I’m often asked what the critical components are to the kind of extraordinary partnership that I have with my chief people officer. I have to say there is indeed a bit of luck, chemistry, and magic to our rapport. But there are some aspects to our relationship that are absolutely replicable – assuming both partners are willing participants in the adventure. I’ve unpacked them for you here.
For years, leadership has complained about performance reviews; how torturous they are for all concerned. You already know the complaints – you’ve probably made them yourself: Everyone dreads them – they’re horribly stressful for leaders and their direct reports alike.
It’s often said that the best place to make powerful contacts and to learn valuable things is in the first class cabin of a long-haul flight – ideally across at least one or two oceans. But I’m here to tell you that ground transportation can be even better. The ride may be shorter, but it’s certainly cheaper.