CHAPTER 12Addressing the Naysayers

I’M OF THE MIND THAT SAYS GREAT THINGS CAN AND MUST BE done, with the first step being the mental commitment. Thinking big is part of my natural process and I bring it to my work in every way I can.

That said, the naysayers are out there. I’ve met them. You’ve no doubt met them too. They may be managers who fear the loss of their power. They may be staffers who fear additional responsibility. They may be investors who simply don’t understand how employee empowerment can possibly be profitable. They may be clients who can only envision a world that revolves around them. An Army of Entrepreneurs is, to many schooled in traditional business practices, a very big idea. You will encounter people along the way who ...

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