I just got back from a work trip with the CEO. In five days, we visited offices in four different states — Michigan, Oklahoma, Florida, North Carolina — which required us to take eight different flights.
Spending so much time with the leader of our company made me realize I'm not much of a businessman.
In between flights from Detroit to Grand Rapids, he hands me a Time magazine. "There's a really good article here about communication," he says. "I'm done with it if you want to read it."
"Thank you," I reply, and then slide it into my backpack.
"Thank you," I reply, as I slide the magazine into my backpack, next to the unread Time.
And that's why I'd make a lousy CEO.