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Question: At my last networking meeting, we spent a lot of time talking about  how to get the most out of our employees. One of the references was to the line
from “Good to Great” about “getting the right people on the bus.” My issue with the conversation was that it was too simple. To me, hiring the right people is only the beginning. Plus, it makes it sound like the people sink or swim on their own, without any help from the company. Aren’t managers supposed to provide some help, too?

Answer: This is a great question. “Good to Great” is a tremendous book, and Jim Collins sold a lot of copies. However, like so many books that become “the buzz,” what often emerges are a few snippets, a phrase or two, etc., and the core message gets lost.

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Daniel A. Schroeder, Ph.D. is president of Brookfield based Organization Development Consultants Inc. ( He can be reached at 262-827-1901 or Read More »

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