Nice interview with Richard Andersen, CEO of Delta Airlines, in today’s NY Times, “He wants Subjects, Verbs and Objects” . He talks about the importance of communication skills and the dangers of Powerpoint –people get used to talking in bullets and begin to lose the ability to formulate complete sentences.
Another interesting snippet is about hiring: when hiring at management or executive level, he tends to ask people to talk about the last three or four books they’ve read, what they learned from them and what motivated the choice of book.
[…] colleague, CJ got around to blogging about this this interview and it is always interesting to see the different points that strike us […]
CJ, Thanks for sharing this article it is great and so I too blogged about it at: http://1-focus.com/sustainingchange/archives/494
Great post!! I just have to copy it 🙂
[…] to influence others to ensure that goals are met. A few years ago I published a blog article He wants Subjects, Verbs and Objects about an interview with the then CEO of Delta Airlines. He was lamenting that people get used to […]