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Meetings Can Be a Time To Look Forward To – a follow up

There are lots of different kinds of meetings and the right leader knows how to get engagement in each. Yesterday Ericka Andersen and I raised the idea of an agenda before the meeting.  This also can queue people as to what they need to prepare or bring if needed.  It also prepares them psychologically so […]

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Posted in: Leadership, System, Team Development

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Troubled Companies II

Yesterday,  I mentioned needed analysis. In an advanced process, adjusting performance metrics to encourage innovation within clear enough guidelines is critical work. However, in a troubled company no clear strategic plan with accompanying aligned performance goals exist in most cases.  If they were done, the forces at work would ensure that they were not useful. […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Culture Development, System

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Being a Genius Does Not Mean You Have To Fail

I mentioned Ken Thomson’s leadership recently and today want to mention Reid Hoffman. Ken Thomson is not a genius, but got good people (also not geniuses) who had the same values and direction.  Reid Hoffman is a Genius. He started and led LinkedIn.  Ronen Shilo says, ” First, he had a vision which he executed […]

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Posted in: Being the Right Person, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Culture Development, Customers, Leadership, Motivating Workers, System, Team Development

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Fear Must Be Driven Out

The highly successful Western GM of Bosch Siemens Wuxi likes to say this.  “Fear must be driven out.” What he sees is that fear is a big enemy of high quality production and overall business growth. I so agree. When workers fear, their creativity dives. Their initiative goes down.  Reporting of problems goes down. Workers […]

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Posted in: Coaching, Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers, System, Team Development

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