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While still a saleswoman (and a great one, at that), Mary Kay Ash drew up a list of pros and cons about the companies she’d worked for. Realizing that the list of positives composed a business plan for her dream company, she founded Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Among the company’s core attributes:
Treat all employees equally.
Allow flexibility in their work schedules.
Base promotions and rewards strictly on merit.
Fairness—along with doses of heartfelt motivation—played pretty well with Mary Kay’s employees and customers. In 1993, her company broke the $1 billion mark in sales.
Lesson: As a boss, make this your motto: “Life is not fair, but I’m fair.” Then, back up your words with deeds
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