Adam Bryant: Leadership Insights From Over 500 Corner Offices

Podcast 002: Adam Bryant

Adam BryantImagine having the opportunity to interview hundreds of the world’s top CEOs and hear them describe their leadership philosophy, not to mention the successes and failures that shaped them as managers.

For eight years, Adam Bryant did that exact thing as the creator and writer of the New York Times’ highly popular “Corner Office” column.

As a journalist, Bryant developed and refined an exceptional ability to ask deep questions, pick up on nuance, probe for understanding — and come away with an unbiased conclusion of what makes C-Suite leaders tick.

And what he discovered about all of the 525 CEOs he interviewed is that none of them were completely alike — nor do they lead and manage exactly the same way.

Nevertheless, they did all share some very important commonalities (almost all were highly curious people, for example). And what makes this podcast so interesting comes from learning what these top executives collectively have to teach us that can help make us all better managers.

By Mark C. Crowley

Mark C. Crowley is the author of Lead From The Heart: Transformational Leadership For The 21st Century which has been taught in 11 American universities. He is a global speaker, leadership consultant and thought leader on the topics of workplace culture and employee engagement.