• Is this the worlds best CEO?

    Posted 16/07/2013 By in INSPIRATION, LEADERSHIP With | No Comments

    The CEO of Japan Airlines, in the World Top Ten for international airlines is perhaps one of the most humble and (in my opinion) exemplary CEO’s of the modern era.  Haruka Nishimatsu is a leader who is modelling the behaviour he expects from his employees.  This is a critical leadership action and one in which many leaders fail.  The reality they project doesn’t match the rhetoric they espouse.  In a difficult economic climate, especially for aviation, the company was required to cut costs.  This meant a reduction in salaries for staff.  Mr Nishimatsu has included himself in the cuts and since 2007 has been earning less than one of their pilots would.  He has also actively not distanced himself from his employees and eats lunch in the company cafeteria, after lining up like everyone else.  So big deal you say?  Well consider this in a culture where their is much reverence afforded to senior  persons from both an age and authority perspective and you start to get a sense of where this guy is coming from.  Apparently he has also removed the walls to his office to make him more accesible to staff and works in an open space with his co-workers.

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    How does your CEO measure up to this fellow?  And more importantly, as a manager or leader…. how do YOU measure up?


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      Sean is an experienced coach, speaker and facilitator who is passionate about improving the relationship between people, their work and the organisations they work for. If you want to get the most out of your managers, supervisors and their teams and think that work can or should be a rewarding and enjoyable component of a productive and meaningful life it might be worth a chat.

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