Blinkered by Targets

The best way to achieve performance targets is to ignore them. It’s improving performance form that counts.

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Make Room For The Atheists

I despise the so-called evangelism that tends to accompany strategic change, particularly when the objective is to persuade people that the strategic direction that the business leaders have chosen is the righteous one to the exclusion of all others.

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Labor Shortage is Never a Problem

There are two ways to grow your business. You can do the same thing, only more of it. Or you can increase the value of what you do. At the time that I write this, Japan has an unemployment rate of less than three percent, so the latter is, for many businesses, the best viable option.

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Unconscious Hypocrisy

Most hypocrisy is committed unconsciously, and only with the best intentions by otherwise intelligent and capable leaders. A leader creates a corporate culture through his or her behavior, whether consciously or not.

That is why unconscious hypocrisy can be such an insidious problem to resolve for those in leadership.

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