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Want to grow unlock awesomeness in your business? Promote your winners

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Man, have I ever been so guilty of focusing on the troublemakers– the people who just can’t perform and projects that are failing. Which means I neglect the performers, since the “squeaky wheel” gets the attention. I’ve lost some good people because I was so busy helping the stragglers that… Read more »

My favorite trick to weeding out unqualified job applicants

You probably heard of Van Halen’s 53 page contract rider and how it required a bowl of M&M’s backstage– brown ones removed. It’s not that brown M&M’s are necessarily bad. Rather, the band was checking for attention to detail. If there were brown M&M’s there, they knew to expect sloppiness… Read more »