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A Great Place to Work For All by Great Work Work, Michael C. Bush

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IntroductionA Great Place to Work For All

What was good enough to be “great” 10 or 20 years ago is not good enough now. To survive and thrive in the future, organizations have to build Great Places to Work For All.

Like other business leaders, John Chambers likes to win.

But his way of winning is different.

We recently spoke with the longtime CEO of tech giant Cisco Systems, and his face lit up when he talked about outlasting rival networking firms and the thrill of outmaneuvering business opponents by thinking ahead.

“The chess game is fun,” said Chambers, who stepped down from the CEO post three years ago but remains at Cisco as executive chairman. “I never make the first move on the chessboard until I’ve already played the game forward and ...

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