The success of an executive team depends heavily on the relationships the boss has with his or her direct reports. Yet the leadership literature has had little to say about what is expected in those relationships on either side. Larry Bossidy, formerly the chairman and CEO of Honeywell, and before that of AlliedSignal, shares what he calls "the CEO compact", detailing the behaviors a leader should look for in subordinates and what they should be able to expect in return.
From the April 2007 issue of Harvard Business Review.
If you'd like to hear more from Larry Bossidy, be sure to check out Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done (Unabridged) or Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right (Unabridged).
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