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Take No Prisoners: A No-Holds-Barred Approach to Corporate Excellence by Marvin A. Davis - CTP

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Chapter Six. People

I have been running and advising companies for over 40 years, and my faith in the importance of having a good team within a company has been reinforced time and time again. We can all call to mind recent events, in both the private and public sectors, where incompetent or undertrained management has caused a situation to become worse instead of better. As a former partner of mine stated, you need “superstars” in game-breaking positions. This becomes especially acute when a company faces a crisis or if a company is small and each manager strongly influences the performance of the company.

The ancient saying “the fish stinks from the head” is very true. In other words, key managers, especially the CEO, determine the intellectual, ...

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