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a new kind of honcho

The Edelman Trust Barometer shows that while business trust is rising, CEO’s, as a class, aren’t as highly trusted. Only 18% of opinion leaders in Europe’s three largest economies and 22% in the US trust CEOs. The lesson for CEOs might be that the right style for this decade is low-key, substantive, and respectful, with esteem earned by achievement of goals and articulation of purpose that inspires instead of intimidates. To me Obama is a good example of that approach. That is not to say that down the road he will not make mistakes but we can learn from that too.
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