Tag: Peter Drucker

Good company culture is essential to a business’ success

by 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? There are great companies that have a great culture. I like to […]

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Quality Starts With People

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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Quality Starts With People

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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Quality begins with the people you manage

by 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 […]

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Consistency—Authenticity Others Can See and Feel

Oswald, CEO of BLR, offered his thoughts on consistency in a recent edition of The Oswald Letter. Webster’s defines consistency this way: “steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.” Consistent leaders have a steadfast adherence to the same principles each and every day. It doesn’t matter the situation in which they finds themselves, […]

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Death By Meeting

OK, 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 […]

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