Learning about learning LO6817

Keith Cowan (72212.51@CompuServe.COM)
19 Apr 96 18:13:39 EDT

Replying to LO6754 --

>...One type is the hard-driving, chain smoking, stay late, keep your
>secretary after hours, make a lot of noise (perhaps this is the cowboy
>type, then again perhaps this is an insult to cowboys???). The other type
>is the type Keith describes--the soft-spoken good listener type.
>This doesn't argue against anything Keith said, but perhaps it adds
>something about the limited perspective of boards of directors that are
>looking for the first type exclusively.
>John N. Warfield --Johnwfield@aol.com

I would assert that the latter type only gets favourable consideration
when the company can afford to have them. ie they would not likely be
chosen to be captain of the Titanic. I think Jack Welch (GE) is the best
example I can observe from a distance although I have not met him.


Keith Cowan <72212.51@CompuServe.COM>

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