Posts tagged with ‘management’

  • Don't Assume in Business

    Challenging Assumptions

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    “In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.” – William Lyon Phelps   Assumptions...

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  • Millennial Employees

    Managing Millennials

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-GuyMillenialWorkers01.mp3How do front-line managers deal with millennial employees, who have a much different outlook on business+society than previous generations....

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  • Taking Responsibility

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-94-Ray-Rob-Taking-Responsibility.mp3It’s easy to accept responsibility when things are going well, but what happens when it all goes wrong? In...

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  • Cash is King

    Cash is King

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-86-Ray-Rob-Cash-is-King.mp3In business money is like air … without it you die. But borrowing might not be the best strategy....

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  • Bad Managers

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-81-Ray-Rob-Bad-Manager.mp3Leading a company of any size is a challenge, and even more so if a CEO can’t count on...

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  • Trust

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-64-Ray-Guy-Trust.mp3What is trust and why does management lose it? Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, discusses...

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  • The Good Boss

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Paul-Good-Boss-episode-75.mp3Anyone who has worked in enough companies knows good and bad bosses. Tough Things First guest host Rob Artigo,...

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  • Managing a Workforce

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Dave-Williams-WorkForce-episode-74.mp3Managing your workforce and worker’s pool. In this edition of Tough Things First, Ray Zinn is host to David...

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  • The Buck Stops Up Top – where leadership and responsibility meet

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-38-The-Buck-Stops-Up-Top-where-leadership-and-responsibility-meet.mp3Are you willing to take the hit? You are the leader and the leader takes ownership and responsibility along...

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  • Your Problem Employee is The Dysfunctional-Functional Employee

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    One of the biggest mistakes that I made while running my company Micrel for 37 years was to hang...

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  • How to control events and employees without actually controlling them

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    Dictators are typically unpopular and short-lived. It is little wonder. People are by nature free agents, and resist being...

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  • Entrepreneurial Stall Horns

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    Adapted from Tough Things First, by Ray Zinn My stall horn sounded, telling me I was about to crash...

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  • Building Boomerang Employees

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    Boomerang employees are proof that your corporate culture is healthy. “I knew that Micrel was the best place that...

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  • How Leaders Do Better Than Their Best

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    Famed Admiral Rickover once stunned Ensign Jimmy Carter (yes, a future U.S. President) who had admitted to maybe not...

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