When John Browne ran BP, he kept his life as a gay man a secret. Had he been true to himself, Browne believes he would have been a much different leader.
Now he's chronicled his experience in a new book, "The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out is Good Business," and is encouraging corporate America to make it easier for gay workers to come out.
"If I replay my life, by leading BP without not actually telling people about myself, set up a great mirror, a great piece of glass between me and all the team. I was very reserved. Had I shown myself I believe I could have lead them in a very different way," Browne said in an interview with "Power Lunch."
"Authenticity is very important."