Archive for March, 2009

The secret of thoroughly excellent companies

March 31, 2009 0 Comments
The secret of thoroughly excellent companies

Check out this blog by Peter Bergman . He identifies what he believes is the secret to excellent companies. It has everything to do with leadership, and his bottom line, the critical ingredient, is something I have blogged about previously. His description of how his favored hotel is run is also a good description of [...]

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Three Good Things

March 31, 2009 0 Comments
Three Good Things

At the end of each day, after dinner and before going to sleep, write down three things that went well during the day. Do this every night for a week. The three things you list can be relatively small in importance (“my colleague brought donuts to work today”) or relatively large in importance (“my boss [...]

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Purpose

March 30, 2009 0 Comments
Purpose

Are you in your organization to do something, or are you in your organization for something to do? If the answer is “to do something”, what is it that you want to do? On a piece of paper, write at the top “What I want to accomplish.” Now make a list of all the things [...]

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Trust

March 29, 2009 0 Comments
Trust

Another positive concept I find extremely attractive is interpersonal trust, the kind found in close relationships. There is no more important relationship at work than the relationship between an employee and his/her immediate supervisor. I think trust is huge. Think of trust this way – it represents an individual’s willingness to be vulnerable to another [...]

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