CEO discovers that employees want to know what kind of person he is

A motorcycle changed the way employees perceived CEO Henry Herington and altered his “entire perspective” on how to communicate with them. He’s following “Murray’s Manifesto.”

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A couple of years ago I wrote “Murray’s Manifesto,” which claimed that the only thing employees want to know from the CEO and other top execs is:

They want to know what kind of people they are working for.

Let me repeat: They want to know what kind of people they are working for.

That’s all they want to know: What kind of people they are working for.

But that’s a lot: They want to know how smart are the people they’re working for. How honest. How empathetic. How interested in new ideas. How down to earth. How consistent. How careful. How generous of spirit. How forward-looking. And how committed to the welfare of the employees.

“That is so true,” wrote a commenter, “I wish my boss would read this.”

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