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Aug
6
Aug

One of the reasons we believe that Bob Lintz was successful at GM/Parma was that he was there for 20+ years. So many managers think that the way to the top is by getting promotion after promotion, hopping from place to place, yet while they are getting something, the organization isn’t necessarily getting anything. A […]

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5
Jun

If you had to call just one person for advice on a confidential, critical matter, who would you call? Chances are that your list would be short. There aren’t many people in our lives who we would consider to be good listeners–that is, someone who can put aside their own needs and concerns for the […]

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23
May

If you need a Father’s Day gift, we might humbly suggest our new book, “Becoming a Trustworthy Leader“. This book highlights great stories of ordinary people who became extraordinary leaders through the way they led their organizations with humility, authenticity and courage. There are great examples from Two Men and a Truck, Belfor,  General Motors, […]

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15
May

The leaders of Life is Good want their employees to feel relaxed and trusted at work. So many companies are building new offices, ala Google, including places where employees want to hang out and relax. Some say this blurs the lines between work and play, but Bert Jacobs says that he is building a tavern […]

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1
Apr

Aneil invited Ted to campus after he saw him interviewed on CNN. Ted was gracious enough to travel from Vermont to NC to talk to Aneil’s MBA students and we were intrigued by Ted’s leadership style. Even though Rhino Foods is privately owned, he opens the books to his employees so that they know how […]

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29
Mar

Who should care about the customer? Marketing? HR? Engineering? Everyone! Drucker said it best: “The purpose of business is to create a customer.“ This really doesn’t let any person or function off the hook. So, why are HR folks feeling disconnected from the customer experience when they know from their own studies that employee engagement […]

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28
Mar

You have to see this picture on the WSJ article to understand my life as a new college graduate. I was excited to start my new job in hourly employment, ready to get to work, that I didn’t quite understand why everyone around me looked like this every morning.  Paper up; coffee in hand; feet […]

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24
Mar

An article this week criticized Marissa Meyer for adding too much bureaucracy to Yahoo. It is crazy to think that she would be adding layers of work at a time when companies should be trying to streamline–everything, from design, production, customer service, and even hiring, in order to be competitive. Marissa should take a page […]

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18
Mar

We watched Sheldon on Undercover Boss and were mesmerized by his authenticity.  We have watched many episodes of this show, but not many leaders touched us the way Sheldon did.  When we reached out to Sheldon to learn more about his leadership style, he offered to spend one hour with Aneil–but they ended up spending […]

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