When the more experienced speakers at CEO Connection’s CEO Boot Camps are asked to look back on their executive training and careers and reflect on what they most regret, every single one of them has talked about not moving faster on people. As Chiquita CEO Fernando Aguirre told me in a recent interview:
I’m a big believer that you need to move very quickly and adapt to the changing circumstances in the marketplace.
The key takeaway from my Forbes article this week is to remember that you can’t separate the business element from the human element. This is golden rule time. While not all of us will travel from immigrant to CEO, we’re all on a journey. Treat others with the dignity and respect with which you would want them to treat you on your journey. When it’s their turn, they will.