For the last seven years, I’ve made my living helping tech CEOs connect with folks who can help them and their companies — subject matter experts, creative contractors, advisors, investors, peers.
One thing that’s really interesting and unusual about my clients is they all share the same Myers-Briggs personality profile: ENFPs.
ENFP CEOs are very different from most people’s concept of a CEO. ENFP CEOs are eager to grant authority to the people they hire, deeply empathetic, and — not insignificantly for someone like me — they want to work with people who could be good friends.
One of my favorite clients is Phil Caravaggio, the CEO of Precision Nutrition. A couple of years back, I found him a filmmaking team that could capture some of his ideas about leadership. Watch a short version of the film they made below.
If you know a CEO who strikes you as being similar to Phil, and they run a company with at least 50 employees, I’d love to meet them. You can reach out to me at ted [at] tedpearlman.com.