What Bosses Really Think About Returning to the Office
This is one of the first articles I wrote. It was so difficult because I was dealing with the fact that the reason I wanted to interview these top bosses was so I could get a sense of how they feel about making the transition back to work.
So I just went with it. Here’s what six of the world’s toughest bosses were like to work for.
1. Al Gore
If you were to imagine a man who is so tough as to live off the grid, what would you imagine him to be like?
Would you imagine him to work under the hot summer sun by the ocean? You’d think he would.
But guess what? He works out of a cave. And his cave is in his living room.
It’s where he spends his days writing letters, not because he knows he is going to die from his work, but because he doesn’t know what else to do with the time he is given.
This man doesn’t even have an office. But, he wants to make the world a better place. And he can’t do that when he has to spend his entire day staring at a computer.
2. Larry Bossidy
In 2002, I was invited to fly in to New York for an in-person interview with one of the most successful men on the planet.
I was surprised, and even a bit fearful.
I was going to a place where I’d be able to meet with Larry, for an opportunity that could literally change the future of our planet.
But when I walked into the hotel, I was immediately greeted with a very different reception from the one I was expecting.
I was ushered to a room, and as I took the elevator to get to my room, I got a second set of knocks to the door. I opened it up, and all eyes were turned towards me.
They were a group of people I didn’t know, but they had all seen me on TV and knew that I was going to interview Larry.
My hostess was very helpful, telling me to put my bag