Country music singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney has 120 employees on the road with him every day, so he can’t afford to fool around.
“I’m not that great with confrontation. But once I started to be OK with that, the better everybody’s life got. I try to talk to everybody as much as possible to clear the air. If you don’t clear the air, with that many people together on the road, it can be just a mess. I think it’s helped me as a person. I think it’s helped my business. It’s helped the morale out on the road, and it’s helped everybody communicate better.”
“I want to know about their family. I want to know what they do in their down time. I want to know what their dreams are. I have to know if, deep down, they’re a solid person and that they’re focused. And are they dependable? I don’t really have a lot of rules, but I need to know they’re dependable, and that they’re on time.”
— Adapted from “Corner Office: Kenny Chesney,” Adam Bryant, The New York Times.