Two separate conversations, same week.
Each chat is with a CEO who talks to me about a person that reports to him. I have been working with each of these reports.
As we talk, it is evident that each CEO desires the exact same thing for his charge.
I want him to be more authentic.
Authentic is a problematic word. Like many buzz words, we have over-used it until we’ve sucked the oxygen out of it. Let me translate. This is what, I believe, both CEOs were saying. I want him to be less polite, less cautious, play it less safe. I want to hear what he really thinks.