Accountability, traits of keepers – those not-so exceptional people who make their life and your job so much more successful – #2
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Accountability, traits of keepers – those not-so exceptional people who make their life and your job so much more successful – #2

I had ordered a meal and let the conversation around the table carry away the wait. When the order arrived, it was a different server who placed my plate in front of me. It was almost correct. I had ordered fish and what was on my plate was indeed fish. The problem was I had...
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Keepers – those not-so exceptional people who make their life and your job so much more successful
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Keepers – those not-so exceptional people who make their life and your job so much more successful

She was a hidden gem. A degree in Business Admin, she had taken a job as a server just to get a job. In the economy of her city, jobs were not that easy to find and even though she was way over-qualified, she took the job. For several months she worked, showed up on...
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Management 101 – Part 4 – Control
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Management 101 – Part 4 – Control

The first three installments in this series covering management’s most basic principles addresses Planning, Organizing, and Training. Once those have been done, or more realistically, once those are being done, the final principle is that of controlling action. If nothing is moving, the first challenge is to get things moving in an orderly manner. One...
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Why you need FAT people to work for you and with you.
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Why you need FAT people to work for you and with you.

In earlier posts I wrote about the three benefits of an effective strategic team; that they will 1) extend your reach, 2) multiply your effectiveness, and 3) divide your work. Admittedly that is easier said than done. Hiring the right people is not a simple task. Of the many factors that must be considered –...
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9 tasks, #4 – Managing – The 4 laws that demand your attention to keep your organization running smoothly
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9 tasks, #4 – Managing – The 4 laws that demand your attention to keep your organization running smoothly

For centuries inventors have dreamed of a perpetual motion machine, one that will run unattended forever. No such machine exists nor can it in this environment. Leaders have dreamed of a perpetual motion company too, one that will run never needing attention. If there is a common failing in novice leaders it is that one....
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Helping your associates grow
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Helping your associates grow

I want a staff entirely populated by trusted associates. Everyone does but hardly anyone has a staff who function at that level all the time. Someone somewhere at some time is unaware, that is to say, they are unconsciously incompetent. You’ve probably seen this chart but I’ve put it in for a visual reference. Louis,...
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How to Multiply Your Effectiveness – 2 critical assessments you must make
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How to Multiply Your Effectiveness – 2 critical assessments you must make

Jeff does not enjoy performance appraisals. His lack of enthusiasm for the task stems not from any reluctance on his part to scrutinize and identify strong and weak places in his staff’s performance nor does it arise from apprehension over the need to make corrections if needed. Indeed, Jeff’s lack of enjoyment comes from his...
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Activity is one thing, Accomplishment is another.

When the Crystal Palace Exhibition opened in 1851 crowds flocked to London's Hyde Park to behold its marvels. One of the greatest new technologies back then was steam power. On display and demonstrated at the exhibition were steam plows, steam shovels, steam locomotives, steam looms, steam organs, even a steam cannon. Of all the great...
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Line of Sight

Two of my employees are working out of the shop installing components we made. Their's is not a particularly complicated or difficult job. Removing old pieces, installing hardware on the new components, reinstalling them, and painting. They are competent, responsible, and hardworking guys. They have made my life much easier and my shop more profitable....
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Making Good Decisions

Making Good Decisions: When a recent graduate joined a prestigious firm, his ambition to succeed and advance drove him to cultivate a friendship with one of the firm's principals. After a few weeks he felt comfortable enough with the man's friendship to ask, "How do I get ahead in this business?" "Make good decisions" he...
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