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What's Holding You Back?: Ten Bold Steps That Define Gutsy Leaders by Robert J. Herbold

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Chapter 4. PRINCIPLE III: Clean Up the Sloppiness

I'm quite sure that most people have experienced the frustration of having roadblock after roadblock thrown up in front of them as they tried to get something accomplished. They reach the point where they realize that the world just can't be that complex. When easy things are hard to do, it's an obvious sign that it's time to clean up the organization and get back to the simple world we all love to operate in. Typically, complexity and sloppiness in a company are due to excessive headcount, fragmented and independent organizations, lack of standardized practices, and disjointed and antiquated information systems. The tough part for a manager is getting up the courage to tackle these problems, knowing ...

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