Washington was "first and foremost, trustworthy and charismatic, and people looked up to him because he stood firm on his beliefs," says Steven Raz, co-founder of Cornerstone Search Group, an executive search firm that concentrates on the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. "One has to be fair and be consistent. That doesn't mean everybody is going to agree, but they're going to respect
There are some CEOs, business owners and managers who get so caught up in their own importance that they forget whom they're speaking with -- often, it's employees. These are the people doing the everyday jobs to make your business successful. So it's important to take the time to talk with your employees regularly, ask how they're doing, address any challenges they encounter and be open to suggestions from them on how to improve business functions. Craig Libis, CEO of Executive Recruiting Consultants says managers can learn from Washington in that he was a "silent leader." "I think it was John Adams who said
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