If you haven\u2019t seen the interview with Bill Campbell, the chairman and former CEO of Intuit, in the latest issue of McKinsey Quarterly, it\u2019s worth a read.\n In it, Campbell speaks candidly about what he thinks makes a company successful at innovation.The full story requires a subscription, but here's a link to the abstract. The key point for IT executives:\u201cEngineers should have the ability to say, This is what we want to do, and all the product managers in the world aren\u2019t going to talk us out of this.\u201dHe goes on to describe a meeting in which a product manager demanded some specific new features be added to Intuit\u2019s banking products. Campbell\u2019s response was to tell the product manager that he would boot him if he told the engineers what to do. Instead, he said, \u201ctell the engineers what problem the consumer has. And then the engineers are going to provide you with a way better solution than you\u2019ll ever get by telling them to put some dopey feature in there.\u201d\nAnother refreshing note: Campbell admits he doesn\u2019t have particularly good product ideas himself. \n\nAnyone else have a CEO who is that self-aware? How do you make the most of it?