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How do you train employees to take charge if they do not want too? You can’t. You can only offer encouragement.To have a winning team a first line manager must require performance.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on August 21, 2016
In the time when the Abbasid Caliphs ruled in the Orient, there lived in Baghdad a successful high-ranking secretary. He was reputed for being utterly incorruptible.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on July 29, 2016
The founder of Chobani is setting the bar very high for employee appreciation. Recently, he gave 10% of the company to his employees.
Story by Greg Harris on July 26, 2016
I know as a first line manager communication is the key to our success. It has always been so. In the past communication was more difficult.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on June 28, 2016
Knowing where to start, what model to use, metrics, governance, development, external resources, etc, etc, etc. can be overwhelming for an organization that wants to thrive in an idea economy.
Story by Garrick Ducat on June 13, 2016
Do not use catch phrases... they can mislead your organization... Here is what I think about these phrases.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on June 6, 2016
During the 60’s of the last century, I was part of the young and enthusiastic crowd that went out to Silicon Valley, attracted by its brew of avant-garde technological brainpower, laid-back, anti
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on June 3, 2016
How an organization deals with goals can help or hurt their success. However just 43.1 percent of companies have a formal way to set and track goals.
Story by Greg Harris on May 17, 2016
Inspired by what Carsten Schloter told me once. Later I found out it quite matches Christopher Avery's responsibility process Once upon a time there was a dwarf.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on May 1, 2016
One morning, my District Manager came into my office, he stated, “if someone told me about all these employee problems, I would not want to be a manager.”This was in 1986.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on May 1, 2016
I looked up philosophy in the dictionary. Here are a few meanings of the word that verified my thoughts:
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on April 25, 2016
For some time I've been trying to use fairytales to reflect about management behavior. Tell me what you think! Once upon a time  in ancient Japan there lived a samurai.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on April 19, 2016
On Face the Nation, March 28, 2016, Secretary John Kerry was asked his approach to the gaps in our knowledge of terrorism. He replied that, “Well, there's great urgency.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on April 12, 2016
This story is about the training program we run to develop the characteristics needed for teams and individuals to be successful in taking on very dynamic and entrepreneurial projects.
Story by Christos Tsolkas on April 6, 2016