Some really intelligent, well thought-out stuff here from Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, President and CEO of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.  Some great stuff on leadership, learning and how he approaches the hiring process.

“Looking back on that, what I learned — and I use this every day — is that if you know how something works, and if you can take it apart and put it back together, then you understand it.”

The worst is when the team fears the leader, so when someone sees something going wrong, they’re afraid to point it out. I’ve also seen the best. It’s about clearly stating the purpose and asking people how they’re doing and really listening if someone needs something different that day.”