The Tao of Paul Polman – Unilever

Just read an interesting interview with Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever. I’ll share some nice phrases, please check the original┬áinterview for the full context.

  • “The best chances of success (with hiring people) is if the individual’s values are aligned with the corporate values. Then people feel at ease. They fit in. They are accepted. They also strengthen the values of the company, and they tend to be more successful.”
  • “If the purpose (of your organisation) is strong enough, you’ll be able to attract the right people.”
  • “You continuously have to have a little level of paranoia that forces you to set the bar higher every day.”
  • “The main quality of a leader is to be a human being.”