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Incentive Compensation Plans Promise More Than They Deliver

June 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Business Ethics, Business Management, Effective Leadership

A promise not met is worse than no promise at all While it may seem like only yesterday, it was 60 years ago or so when companies began to introduce what was then considered a revolutionary new management concept: “incentive compensation.” That’s an eternity, especially in the fast-changing business world where change can happen faster [...]

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Sometimes the Truth is Harder to Find than to Face

June 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Building Better Business Managers, Business Ethics, Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership, Politics and Politicians Gone Awry

For a leader, the most difficult problem to solve is the problem you don’t know about. Well, the IED of bureaucracy has exploded. Eric Shinseki has been blown out as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Certainly, this was no surprise because in any bureaucratic organization, where true accountability is often impossible to identify, [...]

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Which Is Worse: Racism or the Hypocrisy that Accompanies it?

May 4th, 2014 · No Comments · Business Ethics, Business Management

Expose racism and you will invariably find that it reeks with the stench of hypocrisy. In case you have just returned from inspecting the Mars Rover, you should know that this past week we have been enveloped in a full-court-press of wall-to-wall media coverage “exposing” the racist attitudes of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The [...]

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