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Why Tim Cook's 'Level 5 Leadership' Might Not Be Enough To Secure Apple's Future

In 1996, when Jim Collins began the research that led to the book <i>Good to Great</i>, the aim was to identify characteristics that led average companies to become outperformers.<p>Many of the results were surprising, but perhaps none more so than his description of what he called the Level 5 leaders, …

5 Good Reasons To Do A Formal Mid-Year Employee Evaluation

I suspect I can guess what many of you are thinking after reading the headline: “I strongly dislike doing these at the end of the year, so why would I ever want to do another one halfway through the year?” In fact, there are compelling management reasons to do a formal employee evaluation at this …

The Ultimate Motivation for Any Team | Inc.com

There is no list quite as sobering to an entrepreneur as a list of the most promising young companies of two decades ago--most of which, you can be quite sure, don’t exist any more.<p>The fact is, as entrepreneurs, you stand on the edge of a burning platform: You have to keep moving to survive. Your …

Employment

'Temp-to-perm' fees. Are we absolutely stark raving mad?

This is one thing our industry has all wrong. We give away our temps at discount rates. Why, I have never understood. I know the market is tough. I …

Do You Really Hire Only 'A' Players? Indispensable Advice From a Self-Made Billionaire

During their monthly consulting sessions in the early 1970s, Peter Drucker and Mort Mandel, the then-CEO of electronics and auto-parts distributor Premier Industrial Corp., chewed over all sorts of topics—basic business strategy, the company’s approach to acquisitions, how to set priorities. But …