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December 6, 2004

Excerpts: Herb's Hints - Part II

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 1:46 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

HERBS HINTS: A ROAD TO A BETTER BUSINESS LIFE


Everyone has their own way of doing things, and Im no different. The following seven principles are truths that have guided me through my career, and helped me achieve my goals. You may like some of them and you may not like others, but theyve all worked for me.
This plan is something I refer to as my Road to a Better Business Life, and its helped me in the process of turning around some of Americas greatest companies. My plan isnt based on years of surveying business leaders about their innermost thoughts, and there arent any charts or graphs to back it up. Im not a business consultant, nor a management guru, and Im not even a celebrity CEO whos likely to appear on the cover of Fortune. But I do have more than twenty years of leadership under my belt, and these are the seven basic principles that have worked for me.
ROAD TO A BETTER BUSINESS LIFE
  1. Surround Yourself with People Who Challenge You
  2. Tell It Like It Is, Even if It Hurts
  3. Marketing Is the World
  4. Dont Fall Victim to the Popularity Contest
  5. Knowledge Is Power
  6. Know When to Walk Away
  7. The Early Bird Really Does Get the Worm