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Passion and Fear are to Entrepreneurial Success What Air and Water is to Life Itself

May 24th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Effective Leadership, Improving Your Business Leadership

The longing for success will keep your dream alive, but like a respirator – it only allows you to hang on. If you think about it, despite all the high-minded philosophical rhetoric, the driving force for the American Revolution boiled down to a very simple concept – Americans wanted to “be their own boss.” And they were […]

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Grading Employees Fails the Grade

May 3rd, 2015 · 20 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Effective Leadership, Employee compensation, Improving Your Business Leadership

The traditional method of employee “performance reviews” has not only lost its effectiveness (if it ever was), it has become counterproductive. I don’t know about you, but for me it made no difference whether I was the “reviewer” or the “reviewee,” the ritual of the annual job “performance review” always struck me as akin to evaluating […]

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Governing is not a Good Profession for Heroes

April 26th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Effective Leadership

Being a hero calls for big and bold, while governing demands down and dirty. On August 2, 2007, then-candidate Barak Obama first offered a pledge that he would often repeat during the presidential campaign. He promised, “As President, I will close Guantanamo, reject the Military Commissions Act and adhere to the Geneva Conventions. Our Constitution and […]

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