Weird Myths In Business
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Weird Myths In Business



Weird things we accept in our everyday corporate lives.

Weird things we accept in our everyday corporate lives.



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  • WE i RD MYTHS WE BELIEVE in B U S I N E S S Steve Greene,
  • The boss has the best ideas
  • Get everything started now so it looks like we’re making progress
  • Everything is priority 1
  • My staff can’t make a good decision
  • Leadership only comes from the top
  • “ The driver” is the only effective leadership style
  • It’s better to motivate rather than inspire
  • Individual utilization is more important than team effectiveness
  • It must be right the first time
  • Ambiguity must be eliminated before we start
  • We can predict and commit to what we’ll build this year
  • The truth is dangerous
  • My title reflects my credibility
  • More due diligence will give me the answer I want
  • Bad news is our enemy
  • The project is 90% complete
  • It’s all about me
  • My staff is focused on my career advancement
  • The job of my staff is to deliver work for me
  • Centralized control is the key to enterprise scale
  • Change can only happen incrementally
  • The process should guarantee that I will not fail
  • Specialization will lead to more productivity
  • If we predict the future we can be predictable
  • More precision in my estimates will make them more accurate
  • Talent doesn’t matter. The process will fix it
  • I can’t trust my staff to manage a budget
  • Performance reviews matter
  • My staff must be 110% utilized
  • Increased pressure on my staff will drive productivity
  • We can’t do that because it’s not part of the plan
  • Stick to the plan even though the world has changed
  • If I don’t check my blackberry the world will fall apart
  • If we let our Talent make decisions they’ll spin out of control
  • Radical Transparency will diminish my power
  • Loyalty is more important than competence
  • Creativity doesn’t scale
  • There is no room for failure
  • There’s no need in business to focus on humanity
  • got more?
  • Think about it.