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Becoming a Successful Manager, Second Edition by J. Robert Parkinson

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7Perpetuating a Problem-Solving Culture

Remove all limiting beliefs and excuses for achieving success.

If it is to be, it’s up to me.

WHEN A WELL-REGARDED COMPANY PRESIDENT was asked to explain the secret of his success, he said, “I remove any excuses my employees might have for not performing well by giving them everything they need to perform to the best of their abilities. I don’t want to be anyone’s excuse for not fulfilling responsibilities. Without excuses, those who don’t have the desire to succeed will leave.”

Working within a problem-solving culture becomes increasingly more important as our work responsibilities swell at a quicker rate than our time to accomplish the resulting tasks. Knowing your team members can count on each other ...

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