Good company culture is essential to a business’ success

August 21, 2017 1 COMMENTS

Business People Meeting Corporate Digital Device Connection Concby Dan Oswald

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It’s a statement attributed to Peter Drucker, the famed management guru, and a concept that many business leaders ascribe to. I like to quote it, and I want to believe it, but is it true?

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Quality begins with the people you manage

October 27, 2014 3 COMMENTS

Qualityby Dan Oswald

The other day, I was driving through a small town and saw a sign on the side of a building that read, “Nobody ever regrets buying quality.” That got me thinking about quality. Did the proprietor of this business have it right? Does no one ever regret paying for a quality product or service?

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Death By Meeting

September 17, 2010 3 COMMENTS

death by meetingOK, I’ll admit it, I don’t like meetings. I’ve never been a big believer in meetings. And while I know that sometimes meetings are necessary, I avoid them as much as possible. You see, I think Peter Drucker had it right when he said, “Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.”

I do believe that communication is critical and sometimes meetings are the most efficient way to communicate to a large number of people. But I think a truly useful meeting is more the exception than the rule.

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