How much is 2 plus 2? Who would you hire?

 

   A company interviewing candidates for a major management position that always asked one final question:, “How much is 2 plus 2?” A fellow with an engineering background said, “It depends on whether it’s a positive or negative 2. The answer could be 4, 0 or minus 4.” A woman whose specialty was marketing said: “Well, if we put the …

BUSINESS ETHICS INSIGHT: Good ethics is not simply a risk-management strategy

 

 See article at http://goo.gl/EDyqaC  There are major differences between organizations with a compliance culture and those with an authentic values-based ethical culture.  Establishing a sustainable, high performance values-based culture requires sincere commitment based on the conviction that it is worthwhile, not because it will produce better results and higher morale (which it will) but because it is simply the better …

The Profound Power of Teamwork

 

 It’s amazing how much can be accomplished when no one is worried about who will get the credit. The profound power of teamwork is the sublimation of personal ego to successful accomplishment of a common goal.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT INSIGHT:

 

 Everyone want to help moving the piano bench when it is the piano that needs to be moved. In case you haven’t heard, YAHOO! adopted a new logo. I had to do a little research to compare it to the old one. I’m certain a small fortune went into this project and for the life of me I can’t see …

Insight on Character: You don’t have to be sick to get better and it is never too late to get better.

 

 There’s no doubt that our character has a profound effect on our future. What we must remember, however, is not merely how powerful character is in influencing our destiny, but how powerful we are in shaping our own character and, therefore, our own destiny. Character may determine our fate, but character is not determined by fate. It’s a common mistake to think of character as something that is …

Results of Our “Ideal Employee” Survey

 

 I’m pleased to report that lots of folks have completed our self-assessment survey, which we based on The Ideal Employee: A-Z. (You can see and download a poster there and on its companion post, The Ideal Employer: A-Z. And you can still take the survey here.) I’d like to share with you the results so far. Not surprisingly, most people …