We all heard stories about demanding bosses, leaders that are very hard to live with, let alone work with them. Yet, many will tell that experience they offer is outstanding. So, why should we follow demanding bosses?
In every well-established company a number of ideas is flowing around, from obvious to totally crazy ones. So how to choose the right one? It's easy: devote your time to the one for which everyone says "that's impossible".
Almost all managers will agree that managing their employees is one of the most important tasks in their daily duties. But, let’s take a look from a different angle, we might learn something very interesting, especially for younger CEOs.
So, you are searching for a new manager, the selection process is going fine, you are satisfied with some candidates but there is one that stands up from the crowd. "What a lovely person!", everybody agrees, "She will be a valuable addition to our company." And she is in.
There are many managers around the world and exactly the same number of leadership styles. One style in particular, yelling at employees, may result in an irreparable damage for both the company and its employees.
One of the sentences you definitively don't want to hear as a CEO is "This is complex". It a) smells suspiciously like "I'd rather have a coffe" or b) "We'll have to spend a lot of time and money". However, you, as an experienced CEO, can solve this with a simple answer: "Break it down." Let's see how.