January 16, 2011
Some of you may have seen the show Undercover Boss on CBS. It you haven’t seen the show or don’t know anything about it, the name really speaks for itself, but lets pull a quick synapsis from the website:
Each week, UNDERCOVER BOSS follows a different executive as they leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their companies. While working alongside their employees, they see the effects that their decisions have on others, where the problems lie within their organizations and get an up-close look at both the good and the bad while discovering the unsung heroes who make their companies run.
As many times as I’ve seen this show, I have yet to be surprised at the near lack of skill they carry into the field nor the lack of real knowledge of what their employee’s do in the field.
While the CEO’s chosen seem to have some genuine revelations to the CEO’s who participate, I can’t help but wonder why it takes a show such as this to bring the men and women who are the leaders of these companies out of the isolated bubbles, disconnected from employee’s and company needs.
While I am a huge proponent of home based and small businesses, it must be recognized that a business does, at times, grow beyond the garage office…
I eagerly encourage those who are in upper management or leadership who read this to SLOW DOWN, drop the EGO, and put their hands to work next to employee’s who make the business run. The bird at the top of the pyramid has the chance to spread its wings and fly, leading the way for others by example and not always sitting on the top branch and looking down.
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