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Business Truths


Hire on talent and values, not just a resume. “Look for intelligence and judgment and, most critically, a capacity to anticipate, to see around the corners.

Master the details at the same time as you attend to the bigger picture. “If you don’t know what information is flowing through your organization, you don’t know what is going on in your organization.

Untidy truth is better than smooth lies that unravel in the end anyway

Don’t accept things at face value. Maintain a healthy dose of skepticism. Often things are not as they appear. Do a gut check. Dig below the surface.

Remember that success can breed failure, and that complacency is the enemy. In today’s world contentment with the status quo is dangerous. Lead with a healthy dose of paranoia.

Execution matters. A plan is only as powerful as the zeal to execute that lies behind it.

You give me the right people and I don’t much care what organization you give me. Good things will happen. Give me the wrong people, and it doesn’t matter what you do with the organization. Bad things will happen. People are the solution to the puzzle.



Achieving Success

We live and work in a world that’s so overloaded with information, communication, and gadgets that fighting the irresistible and constant tug to text, tweet, and check our email is becoming harder and harder all the time. That trend is not likely to change anytime soon.

Our ability to focus and prioritize has always been critical to success in any field, but today, managing distraction and not succumbing to its addictive qualities has become challenging for the most disciplined among us.

If you can’t focus, you can’t get things done. And if you can’t get things done, somebody else will.

Our ability to select the most important task at each point in time, begin on that task and then get it completed quickly and satisfactorily – will have more of an impact on our success than any other skill we develop.

We are significantly more efficient if we are clear about our goals and objectives and don’t deviate from them. The greater clarity we have regarding what we want and the steps we have to take to achieve it – the easier it is to overcome procrastination and complete the task.

By |October 22nd, 2013|Success|0 Comments