Mike Landman

Mike Landman

Observations On Business. Maybe a Little Preening. And A Few Lessons Learned.

Playing his role well!

I am going to lift this right from my friend John Moore’s blog. John Moore, by the way, is right a lot of the time. Here he contrasts the difference between the new CEO of Burger King (who is playing his role with gusto) and the CEO of public radio/TV (see below). The difference is astounding.

Here’s the thing: I’m not saying every employee at every job needs to love everything about their company. But if you’re the CEO? You had better love the core of what you do. Love the values and the vision, and change the rest. If not, well, CEO just isn’t the right title for you.

That’s a lesson I look to every day. Love what your company stands for, or change it. But after seeing the difference between "engaged" and "indifferent," I’m going to have a long talk with myself and make damn sure I sound a lot more like Burger King than I do Corporation for Public Broadcasting…

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