That’s the mistake that so many people make. You get to be the boss, and you think immediately that the way to be the boss is to be responsible for everything.

January 24, 2021
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Keep your eye on everything, make sure that you’ve got every “I” dotted and every “T” crossed. We forget that that will totally limit growth of a company and the growth of the people, because one person can only do so much.

The key lesson for me has been that all people need in order to become really involved is for them to be part of something. They can’t be convinced to be part of something. They have to be the inventors.

January 24, 2021
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If you have the right atmosphere, if you have the right culture, you don’t need supervisors at all.

January 24, 2021
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Management really screws up, because we tend to make decisions autocratically, and we tend to implement democratically.

January 24, 2021
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We sit back and decide what strategic thing it is we are going to do, and then we go out and we try to talk the staff into supporting this decision that we just made because it’s so wonderful. Shultz says you should turn that around. In order to make decisions, you should get everybody…

How I act in those moments sends a very powerful message to everyone else in my company.

January 24, 2021
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You do the right thing because it is a reflection of your character and values.

January 24, 2021
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We are like the headlights on an oncoming locomotive. We lead the way in everything we do and say, and everyone in the company looks to us to set the example.

January 24, 2021
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Everything we do sets the tone for others, and every decision we make creates a defining moment. And it all comes back to us, one way or another.

I believe there’s an intrinsic motivation within everybody, and a leader’s challenge is to get at that. You get at that by showing people that they’re important, not in a phony way, but by your actions.

January 23, 2021
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We expect our staff to think on its feet and ask, “why not do it this way?” Creativity and innovative thinking are more suppressed in companies here than in Denmark.”

January 22, 2021
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Building a loyal staff who really buys into the company culture is extremely important.

January 22, 2021
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