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December 5, 2016

"A" Position, "B" Player

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Do you have B players where you really need A players? B players aren’t bad enough to fire; they are loyal, and can add value.

But when you need an A, you have got to get the B out of the way – and make sure their replacement is an A.

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December 2, 2016

The Peter Principle

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

– When an employee rises to their highest level of incompetence; you promote someone and promote them, until they can’t do it well anymore.

Well, when you started your business, you promoted yourself to a level of incompetence – the top.

Entrepreneurs need to learn lots and learn fast. The last thing you want is to stay incompetent at the top of your own organization.

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December 1, 2016

Right direction?

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Don’t spend years chasing a not-so-great business model.  

Ask yourself and others honestly – “What’s wrong with my idea?”

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November 30, 2016

Soft Landings

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

When you let someone go, do it nicely. Allow them to save their own ego and self-esteem. You don’t need people walking around out there with a grudge against you.

And it’s the right thing to do. After all, you’re the one who made the hiring mistake – right?

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November 29, 2016

What is your culture?

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Your company culture is not what you say it is.

It’s what your people live every day.

What’s that?

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November 28, 2016

Get out of your office!

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Sitting at your desk exclusively is a very dangerous place to view the world from. 

Get out and walk around where the action is – where the customers are, where the work gets done, and where the things get made/delivered.  

There is nothing like first-hand observations.

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November 25, 2016

Can you attract superstars?

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Are you the kind of person superstar employees would work for?

What do you have to change to be that person?

 

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November 23, 2016

Remember to have fun!

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

For entrepreneurs, business is a lifestyle. Remember to have fun while on the daily journey.

If you’re having fun, it will be far more pleasant for the people around you, too. 

It’s probably a good message to put on a post-it note where you see it often – 

“Remember to have fun!”

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November 22, 2016

The Dreaded HIPPO

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

In many businesses, the Highest Paid Person’s Opinion rules. This is a problem, because the HIPPO isn’t the best informed person in all areas.  

The HIPPO (often leader) needs to know what he/she doesn’t know, and discern good ideas from bad ones by asking questions and listening and learning (99%) so that he/she can make the right decision (1%).

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November 21, 2016

If you had to hire them over again…

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Think of an employee. Now that you know how they’ll really do, if you had to hire them over again, would you?

Okay then…

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