Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg share the leadership tactics of Bill Campbell, by means of interesting personal encounters people have had with Bill over the years. It is how Bill Campbell mentor most successful teams in Fortune 500 companies. He has coached Steve Jobs , Eric Schmidt, Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg so name few.
The major points I took away were:
1. Candor + Care – give blunt feedback (and be harsh when necessary). But deliver it an envelope of trust (make sure that the person receiving the feedback knows you have their best interests in mind)
2. Treat teams – not individuals – as the fundamental building blocks of the organisation. Chastise superstars when they let their ego get in the way of doing the right thing for the team
3. Create psychological safety. If people take risks for the organisation’s interests, their managers have got to have their backs.
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