Relate to your employees without going on TV
Dr. John Noseworthy, President and CEO of Mayo Clinic, continues to practice medicine and consult with patients while managing to run one of America's top hospitals. One could argue it is because of his efforts to stay connected to the job that he is so successful in running Mayo Clinic, a Best Company to Work For® since 2004.
Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO and Co-Founder of DreamWorks Animations, has been in the movie business for over forty years and knows exactly what is required to successfully direct and produce a blockbuster. This insight gives him a clear advantage on running not only a successful studio, but a Best Company to boot. By experiencing firsthand what his employees need to get the job done, he is that much better equipped to provide them with the tools they require.
Tom Folliard, President and CEO of CarMax, and Clarence Otis, Chairman and CEO of Darden Restaurants, similarly worked their way up to the top and gained valuable experience along the way. John Mackey, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, started the company at age 25 with a $10,000 loan! Curious to hear what all of these successful leaders learned on their journey to becoming a Best Company? Find out by registering for the virtual webcast of the Great Place to Work® Conference.