Bill Campbell is often known as the coach of silicon valley. He was the business coach to many tech superstars including Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg and Sundar Pichai at Google, Susan Wojcicki at YouTube, Steve Jobs at Apple, Brad D. Smith at Intuit, Jeff Bezos at Amazon, John Donahoe at eBay, Marissa Mayer at Yahoo, Jack Dorsey and Dick Costolo at Twitter, and Sheryl Sandberg at Facebook.
I’ve spent a lot of my career working with lots of different teams trying to solve lots of different complex problems.
To deliver on their goals and perform to a high level, it’s essential to work in a culture of trust and one that looks to support each other no matter the situation. I’ve mostly found it’s the little things and little moments that count in building an environment for continued success.
Here’s some advice/ideas/thoughts on how you can achieve this.
No one is completely strong or weak.
You would assume the topics of vulnerability and the SAS (Special Air Service, a special forces branch of the British Army) aren’t something you’d commonly find pieced together in a sentence.
Would you describe yourself as a tech-savvy leader?
You can’t answer yes to that if the only piece of workplace tech you can use is Microsoft Outlook and your 8 year old has to show you how to use your iPhone.
“Words are, in my not so humble opinion, are our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.”
A fictional character he is but much loved is Albus Dumbledore, the resident legendary professor of the Harry Potter series’ wizarding world.