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Failing After Achieving Success is Worse than Failing to Achieve Success

December 28th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Effective Leadership

As difficult as it is to attain success, it is not nearly as difficult as retaining it. This week the NFL playoffs commence, leading to Super Bowl XLIX (that’s 49 for any bankers who may be reading this) in Phoenix, Ariz. on February 1. It’s anybody’s guess as to which team will prevail, but one […]

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When it Comes to Finding the Best Person for the Job – Potential Trumps Experience

December 21st, 2014 · 7 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership

The most important qualification for filling a new job should be the Candidate’s potential for future growth, not past experience. A recent feature story in the Minneapolis StarTribune titled “No Experience Necessary” extolled the virtues and success of northern Minnesota manufacturing company that has a policy of hiring people for their potential, rather than their […]

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“Best Practices” May be the Worst Practice

December 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Effective Leadership

Following the concept of “best practices” is trying to copy what others have done successfully, but without the creative ingenuity needed to achieve real success. The road to leadership and management success is not an easy one, and there are many who fail to reach the desired destination. Those seeking success are inevitably confronted with potholes, perilously […]

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