Relationships = Productivity

If you read this blog, you know I am all over this. However, one thing I will strongly oppose is the “good old boy” network. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with plumbing your network for qualified people to work with. The problem is when you bring friends into the business because they are your friends. Don’t do it! Be intentional with the kind and quality of people you hire.

clipped from 800ceoread.com
Blumenthal believes there is simply no stronger motivation for good performance than strong relationships and hopes to revolutionize leadership with a deceptively simple
equation: Relationships = Productivity. He warns of an epidemic of “ineptivity” (motion without reason) has lead to a state of disenfranchisement within business, and a good leader who attends to people’s needs can prevent mutiny.
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