John Chambers on Leadership, Hiring and Web 2.0.

This past Sunday's New York Times Corner Office column featured an interview with Cisco's CEO John T. Chambers titled In a Near-Death Event, a Corporate Rite of Passage.

It's a short but very good read from one of the better CEOs in business. The questions he answered were as follows. Read the article for the answers - quite good (I don't want to paste the entire NYT article here).
  1. What are the most important leadership lessons you’ve learned?
  2. Any other important lessons you’ve learned?
  3. How has your leadership style evolved over time?
  4. Did you need to be pushed?
  5. How do you find out what employees at all levels of the company are thinking?
  6. How do you hire?
  7. What is the importance of listening?
  8. What’s changed in the last few years? (as it relates to how Mr. Chambers recruits)
  9. Teamwork is an intangible. How do you make sure they have it?
  10. What do you think business schools should teach more of, or less of?

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