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Why the best CEOs are also excellent teachers

Glenys Barton

Talk about teaching in the workplace and you’ll probably think of dedicated training days, annual employee reviews or formal career-planning activities. But the most successful leaders have a much more relaxed and organic approach, according to Sydney Finkelstein, writing for Harvard Business Review.

Finkelstein spent over a decade studying the character traits and methods of some of the top CEOs across a broad spectrum of industries to see how their behaviour and attitudes differ from the norm. He discovered that they were all great, hands-on teachers, making knowledge sharing an instinctive natural priority, often on a one-to-one basis.


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Source Article: The Best Leaders Are Great Teachers
Author(s): Sydney Finkelstein