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Don’t Follow the Crowd. Learn from the Long Time Successful

Hiring for credentials is epidemic and unwise.  Readers probably know how much harm I have seen from this practice. I could not help but paste a piece of this article explaining how Thomson Corporation achieved huge growth over the 30 years of Ken Thomson’s leadership.  I paste several words below. In 1976, Thomson inherited a […]

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Workers are Dissatisfied. Does It Matter?

I heard an old boss remark once, “They should be thankful they have a job.” Then he knuckled down on their benefits.  Forbes put out survey data on employee satisfaction.  Just 19% of Americans are satisfied with their job.  See the whole article here.   They note the world situation is much the same. It does […]

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Leadership and Objectivity

I often tell people around me, “To objectively read a book is impossible.”  This is an important principle that many of you know in one way or another.  However, most people do not realize how fundamental this idea is to business growth. A corollary to this phrase would be: to objectively view a customer, supplier, […]

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Manager Opposition

I will talk about customer agenda tomorrow Today, I will continue to develop yesterdays thought on getting unpleasant information. I go out of my way to hear people in the organization who I know have contrary thoughts. As a young manager, I even let one manager get out of line. Contrary thoughts should be heard […]

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