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The realization of ignorance is the beginning of wisdom. You will find that the more you realize you don’t know, the more you will understand.

G. I. Gurdjieff, Teachings of Gurdjieff

If everyone desired to do his or her job correctly and on time, and could be trusted to act with integrity and in support of the firm’s aims and goals, what would your organization’s processes and procedures look like?

Dr. John Whitney

When we talk to audiences about abolishing performance appraisals, in greater and greater numbers we see nodding heads and ready acceptance of this idea. This reaction is not surprising considering the high rate of dissatisfaction with the process. Invariably we also find audiences ...

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