No matter how well you prepare or how hard
you work, luck still plays a role in success. Consider the late Cy Feuer and Ernest Martin, who together produced
some of Broadway’s monster hits, including “Guys and Dolls” and “How to
Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”
Think the government would run better if agency chiefs behaved more like CEOs? Not according to Good to Great author Jim Collins.
Uncover your weak spots by asking yourself the same tough questions you would ask someone you were hiring
Extend your on-the-job learning with this reminder:
Keep your life on track the way comedian Tim Allen does, with these three connected lists:
Put hot new business trends to the test by asking people to describe the benefits they receive from the latest business idea.
Test the value of your training programs by asking trainees what actions they’ve taken because of what they learned.
Energize your people, not by expecting them to love everything they do
on their jobs, but by finding one or two responsibilities they are
wildly enthusiastic about.
Beat dips in your productivity by bringing in people with enthusiasm
Here’s another reminder that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to succeed: