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How long do you put up with an under-performing employee?

Permit me to take a different approach. I have never known an employee who could not be made better had they a more effective leader or manager. The fault of all failing employees rest with the manager. If you have

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What Your Small Business Can Learn From GE’s Lean Startup Ideas

There is something uniquely fascinating about GE. The 122 year old company founded by Thomas Edison is innovative to the core. What is particularly astounding is GE’s reluctance to ever rest on its accomplishments. GE has created a series of

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If you were interviewed by Jack Welch and Steve Jobs on your performance what would be the outcome?

If you were interviewed today by Jack Welch and Steve Jobs on your performance as a leader or employee what would be the outcome? Would your department be cut? Would you find you were more prone to activity instead of

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How To Overcome The Hurdles Impeding Your #Innovation Process #smb

Just imagine the implications of your building an organization of empowered employees with entrepreneurial zeal seeking out opportunities as opposed to dawdling in the malaise of protective silos. Just imagine if you don’t. “When you were made a leader you

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Why Leadership Training Fails In Tumultuous Times

Follow Jim on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn The most absurd aspect of leadership training is the belief that “principles” established in predictable (http://bit.ly/Jein9U) times can work in an age of omnipresent uncertainty and complexity. They are myths orchestrated by pseudo leaders,

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Why Leaders Wrongly Avoid Changing Culture

Peter Drucker reportedly said, “culture eats strategy over breakfast.”  There is no discounting this truism. Jack Welch noted the purchase of Kidder Peabody failed due to his thinking about the numbers instead of the culture. Where vision creates intent. Culture

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Leadership and Innovation: Guess Why Leaders Don’t Innovate?

Follow Jim on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Guess why leaders don’t lead innovative approaches? Because they are compensated for thinking along traditional avenues. Code for “Getting along.”  What occurs are mythological sustainable advantages eroding revenues complicated by ever increasing rants about

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Why Leadership Training Fails

Follow Jim on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn The most absurd aspect of leadership training is the belief that “principles” established in predictable (http://bit.ly/Jein9U) times can work in an age of omnipresent uncertainty and complexity. They are myths orchestrated by pseudo leaders,

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