In his book Winners Never Cheat, Jon H Huntsman references a 2004 survey that found that three in five senior leaders in Fortune 1,000 companies had no desire to become CEO. That is a lot of top leadership turning away what many would consider the most coveted position in a top company. Why? The reason […] Read more
I love stories about leaders who care. President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Paul Levy is one of those leaders. He doesn’t just say he cares, but shows it. Faced with the prospect of laying off 600 employees, he just couldn’t bring himself to do it. This is a leader who truly understands that the “C” and “E” in CEO should stand for caring and empathy. He saw these 600 employees as people with families. Many of them were lower wage workers who if given a “pink slip” would only be a paycheck or two from losing their homes.