Monthly Archives: April 2010

Hire each employee as if your survival depends upon it.

Second to visionary leadership, this is your most important job.                 Many of us go through the motions of hiring to fill a position, trying to use our intuition and skills to find the best candidate for the job.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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Know and avoid “time bankruptcy.”

Time bankruptcy results from the deliberate over-commitment of core resources.            I created the term “time bankruptcy” almost thirty years ago when the computer software business was young, and I was a software developer building a young company based upon … Continue reading

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No second chance to create first quality.

                Let me illustrate this insight with a personal story.  As my enterprise computer software company which produced innovative lodging systems for hotels and resorts grew quickly, we found ourselves straining to keep up with the hiring and training of … Continue reading

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Haste makes waste; but to lag is to sag.

                 Here we examine the relationship between time, quality and competitiveness. If you are getting the impression from these many insights that complex relationships cause simple problems, you are right.                 We have heard the “haste makes waste” ditty since … Continue reading

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