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  • Feb032017
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    Zinn Weekend

    A collection of this weeks insights from Ray Zinn Get it right and don’t be bamboozled by others. Think it through. Does it make sense. We are inundated by the news media and other sources that try to influence...

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  • Jan272017
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    Zinn Weekend

    A collection of Ray Zinn’s thoughts from this week. To get these in real time, connect with Ray on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.   A friend recently said that good and honest debate is healthy. His opinion came on...

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  • Jan172017
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    Asking the right question

    There is an old adage that says one should seek to understand before seeking to be understood. I say we have two ears and only one mouth for a reason – because we need to listen twice as much...

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  • Jan102017
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    Rusty Golden Handcuffs

    The history of American slavery notes that some slaves reluctantly accepted their shackles, knowing that their harsh life at least provided shelter and food. Yet they wanted to flee. This is frighteningly like how employees relate to golden handcuffs....

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  • Nov222016
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    Your Problem Employee is The Dysfunctional-Functional Employee

    One of the biggest mistakes that I made while running my company Micrel for 37 years was to hang on to those employees who are extremely functional in that they produce a lot of high-quality work, but were dysfunctional...

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  • Nov182016
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    Making Every Day Your Best Day at Work

    The spouse of one of our employees contacted me regarding his wife, taking time from his work day to call and thank me. “Thank me? For what?” Enthusiastically he said, “Since my wife joined Micrel, she has become a...

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