If your managers completely control hiring and firing, and you’d like
to explore a less hierarchical system, consider adding peer reviews. Take the U.S. Army’s Ranger school, as described by Kelly Perdew, one
of only about a third of candidates who earn a Ranger tab on their
first 67-day battle with the wilderness.
Some late bloomers are individuals. Some are corporations. But in all
cases, their success stories show that an early start isn’t always a
necessary component of success.
Eloquent words are fine, but they turn hollow without the courage to back them up.
When Mary Kay Ash started her career in sales with Stanley Home
Products, she figured she could learn something at the company’s annual
convention. Those three days changed her life.
Here are 3 battlefield tips for making decisions:
Pop culture guru Malcolm Gladwell was engaged in a public debate with
University of Chicago scholar Steven Levitt, when he noticed something
he’d never seen before: Levitt was actually listening to Gladwell’s
After about 10 years of trying unsuccessfully to persuade major
retailers to come to America’s urban centers, Joe Sitt started building
a retail empire of his own in the nation’s inner cities. Here’s how Sitt succeeded:
When black singer Sam Cooke toured England in the 1960s, he spoke with
music critics about his songwriting, the music business and the history
of rock ‘n’ roll.
The success story of Dan Mintz’s advertising agency in China is one of patience and persistence. But above all, it’s about guanxi (gwan-she), or building relationships.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has won the Super Bowl
three times despite working in a league structured to discourage
football dynasties. At least in part, he does it by: