One of the great people with whom I work from Eye on Education Publishers sent me an article today about how the CEO of Campbell's Soup came in to the company when it was fraught with morale issues and low sales. The CEO explained he had found the company stagnant with a toxic working culture. He said he had to start with the top down and change the way staff felt about the work environment and leadership."The number one expectation was inspiring trust--and that meant managers had to have a certain level of both "competence and character," he said."
I found this completely fascinating and validating as this was exactly the subject on which I did my dissertation research. Apparently, trust, competence and character are issues in big name companies such as Campbell's Soup, as well as in schools around the nation.
Great article if you want to check out the entire thing. Thanks, Toby Gruber, for sharing it with me.