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STARTING OUT: ASSESSING YOUR BUSINESS ACUMEN

Most managers say to their new hires that they have to “hit the ground running.” I don’t know about you, but most times I was advised to do this, I’d end up like a kid, falling down, scraping my knees, and feeling bad.

After I graduated college, I was hired as a management trainee at a company that distributed plumbing and heating products. ...

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