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Twenty six! Twenty six employees came… and went. They didn’t quit. I let them go. Most quietly, some not so quietly, but they left. It took some time as I hired, fired, gleaned, and screened until...
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“Well, you have your degree. Now you’re going to get an education.” One of my professors said that to me the night I graduated. She was correct. A few weeks later I had moved with my new bride (...
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Motivation is a very personal thing, so when you find it alive and well within a co-worker, it’s in your best interest (and theirs) to do everything you can to keep it vibrant. The challenge with...
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Ok, we have to admit it. We are busy—too busy. There are meetings to prepare for and participate in. There are reports to write, read, review, comment upon, and process. The day’s schedule is often...
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In part one of this column, we learned about Robert, who seemed to succeed at everything the business world could throw at him. His responsibilities became greater than one person could manage, yet...
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Robert’s second-floor offices are crowded with papers, files, memos, phone messages, charts, and project plans. On his belt hangs a smart phone. A secretary in a front office handles the business...
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For centuries inventors have dreamed of a perpetual motion machine, one that will run unattended forever. It doesn’t exist. Leaders have dreamed of a perpetual motion company, too, one that will...
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I want a staff entirely populated by trusted associates; everyone does. But hardly anyone has a staff who functions at that level all the time. At some time, somewhere, someone is unaware—that is to...