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Many business owners worry about sharing too much information with employees. But the secret of communicating financial data with your team is to
track profit and loss while also teaching them to read a balance sheet.
Many business owners worry about sharing too much information with
employees. They may figure it will either turn pliant workers into
resentful critics or bore staffers who don’t care about the company’s
numbers. But the secret of communicating financial data with your team
is to track profit and loss while also teaching them to read a balance
Richard H. Jenrette, 69, has an impressive résumé. The retired
chairman, president and CEO of The Equitable Companies also co-founded
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), a large investment banking and
securities firm that remains a Wall Street powerhouse.
An interview with Richard H. Jenrett, retired chairman, president and CEO of The Equitable Companies and co-founder of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
I’d like your perspective on an issue that has caused dissension between me and my boss.
It has taken me many years to figure out how to communicate with my
employees. Shooting the breeze at a company picnic is easy, but it’s
harder to level with them about key details of the business, especially
the cold, hard facts that can put a damper on anyone’s day. I’ve found that the trick is to mix good news with bad.
The more authority you wield, the more you’ll have to fend off
criticism from peers and subordinates. That’s the price of exercising
power over others. But you can overcome that occupational hazard by
shielding yourself from their verbal slings and arrows.
In most polls of employees, working for an overly bossy boss ranks
among the worst management traits. A manager who suffocates you by
bearing down on your every move and intruding on your ability to think
and act independently can drain your energy and leave you gasping for
The authors of Semper Fi (Amacom, 1998) are convinced that managers can boost their leadership skills by borrowing tips from the Marine Corps.
An interview with Winston Wallin, former president of Pillsbury Company and CEO of Medtronic, Inc.