THE FINAL AND FIFTH TEMPTATION.
I gonna convey straight-forward to all the readers. I had observed.
“IT’S ALL ABOUT TRUST. IT’S ABOUT RISKING AND BUILDING INTEREST. BEFORE THEY TRUST YOU. YOU HAVE TO TRUST THEM. YOU HAVE TO BE VULNERABLE” said Charlie.
People who trust one another aren’t worried about holding back their opinions or their passions. They say what they think and know that they aren’t going to be vulnerable if they do.
I don’t know, Charlie. I think little between people is good. If you trust one and another too much, you get soft. You lose your edge. I don’t want my people feeling too comfortable.
Why heaven’s name not?
Because people slack off when they are too comfortable.
Charlie becomes a little impatient with Andrew now.
Come on, Andy. There is little difference between people being complacent and being trustworthy. You’re smarter than that.
Maybe I’m just not a trusting person.
Do you know why people don’t trust other people?
Because they are afraid of getting burned. That’s what I’m mean by the vulnerability.
Andrew slowly nodded his head. Yeah, that’s probably right.
And you know that what’s the best cure is?
Andrew shook his head.
Opening yourself up to be burned. Sometimes it’s even an okay to get burned because you realize it’s not fatal.
Charlie nodded. Being vulnerable. Being wrong. Being unpopular. Losing your status.
And you are telling me that great CEOs like your father go around leaving themselves open to people stabbing them in back?
As crazy as it sounds, they do. My father never worried about being vulnerable to his people. He trusted them. That’s what allowed them to feel comfortable. Having a healthy, productive conflict. No one worried about getting hurt.
In the Board Meeting, during the next ten minutes, Andrew delivered a speech of his life. He talked about the results. He talked about accountability. He talked about clarity and conflict.
The author has delivered a chapter on Three years later on Trinity Systems. The company is healthier than it has been in a long time, our marketing is more assertive. Our turnover is down, and our revenue is growing again. The stock price is high enough that we can even consider a midyear split.
The final life-changing line I had noticed is something in the mid of the paragraph. “I THINK THE EXECUTIVE TEAM DESERVES A LOT OF CREDIT. THE DECISIVENESS AND DISCIPLINE OF LEADERSHIP HERE HAVE BEEN AMAZING” said by Kathryn (Just before the Board Meeting, Kathryn was introduced by Chairman. Andrew, this is Kathryn Petersen from B&L Securities. She is taking Carl’s spot on the board.
Upcoming chapters are only two, the Afterword and A Summary of Why Executives Fail and Self-Assessment.
This is the most important one. The author reminded all the temptations with certain questions and Simple advice for CEO.