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).
- What are the most important leadership lessons you’ve learned?
- Any other important lessons you’ve learned?
- How has your leadership style evolved over time?
- Did you need to be pushed?
- How do you find out what employees at all levels of the company are thinking?
- How do you hire?
- What is the importance of listening?
- What’s changed in the last few years? (as it relates to how Mr. Chambers recruits)
- Teamwork is an intangible. How do you make sure they have it?
- What do you think business schools should teach more of, or less of?
Labels: cisco, hiring, john chambers, leadership