Haasnoot has parlayed his career success into an executive coaching business. He’s author of The New Wisdom of Business (Dearborn, 2000).
WS: Of all your promotions, which one was toughest to master?
Haasnoot: When P&G promoted me from brand manager to vice president, it was a big jump. It was surprising to some because I hadn’t been a brand manager that long. But I had an open, trusting relationship with my boss. We had worked together on a series of assignments, and I had demonstrated that I wasn’t worried about being personally right as much as doing right for the company.
WS: Can you give an example?
Haasnoot: During a major p...(register to read more)