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"…keeping you great"
HEADLINES: (Happy New Year!)
To Start the New Year — …here are three quick reads (I'm still vacationing, thus the short insight):
Most Important Management Question — here's a 79 second video describing the most important question biz leaders must answer to drive performance in their organization – hats off to John Ratliff for the insights and Joe Polish and his Genius Network for the illustrated video.
Three Barriers to Growth — my latest Fortune article details the three primary barriers to scaling up a business:
- The Inability of Leaders to Let Go
- Being a Cheapskate (not funding systems)
- Not Adjusting to Unforgiving Market Dynamics.
Best Low Tech Management Tool –…the lunch table!! This Entrepreneur magazine article highlights how companies (SpareFoot in Austin is one example) are encouraging employees to eat lunch together – and the size of the table matters. A long 10 – 12 person table facilitates connections much better than small four-person tables. John D. Rockefeller's daily luncheon with his 9 directors is coming back in vogue!! Take 3 minutes to read through this insightful article. And don't forget Big Ass Fans' ritual of management hosting an informal dinner with a few employees each week. The Latin meaning of company is "to share bread" – decide to "Never Eat Alone" in 2014!!