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The Human Being’s Guide to Business Growth by Gregory Scott Chambers

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CHAPTER 7

The Blowback—Dealing With Staff Resistance

There’s a great quote paraphrased from the author, Antoine Saint-Exupéry:

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”

The core concepts in this book are simple. Spend time on Focus and narrow your strategic vision, teaching your team “to yearn for the vast and endless sea,” and get your leadership team to promote that vision. Embrace managing by Individual Strengths and teach it to your managers and front lines so everyone is aligned with the vision and acts autonomously toward the goal. Simple, right? Business is booming, right? Yes, you say, thank you, Greg. We have realized ...

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