Bill Cambell teaches executives:

  1. Pursue “operational excellence. Focus on the processes, prepare for all meetings: staff and one-on-one, hold people accountable and compensate well.”
  2. “Project humility. Show a selflessness, that projects that you care about the company and about the people.
  3. “Facilitate open honest communication. It is “better for arguments to be heated but honest so a best idea or solution can surface, than for conversation to simply be passive-aggressive and for people to talk past each other”
  4. “Streamline decisions. Help create the process and culture for doing so. The goal is to provide a safe environment to air ideas and to get the best one.”

From the article:
Leadership Lessons From A Football Coach Turned Silicon Valley Executive in ‘Trillion Dollar Coach’ – By Frances Bridges