Leadership and the Business Machine

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A good business is like a machine. You've heard this before, but it is worth repeating. A good business runs. Like a machine, it does its job. It brings about a result, and repeats. Like a machine, a good business is a system. A business system is where each member of the team knows the job that they've got to do -- and they do it each day. In a machine, each part has its job to perform. A good machine doesn't have extra or unnecessary parts. The leader is in charge of the machine -- … [Read more...]

Never Bring Me Just A Problem

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A technique for getting employees to think for themselves This is an easy rule to start in your office. It's also a win-win for both you and your employees. The rule is simple: your employees are never allowed to bring you *just* a problem. They need to also have an idea for a solution. This is a win for you, because you're not just getting problems thrown at you. If you're the only person in your office who is capable of handling trouble and thinking of solutions, you wind up … [Read more...]