WE i RD MYTHS WE BELIEVE  in  B U S I N E S S http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup/health-and-beauty/fashion/1839981-en...
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.
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  1. 1. WE i RD MYTHS WE BELIEVE in B U S I N E S S http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup/health-and-beauty/fashion/1839981-england-football-fan.php?id=1839981 Steve Greene, salesforce.com
  2. 2. The boss has the best ideas
  3. 3. Get everything started now so it looks like we’re making progress
  4. 4. Everything is priority 1
  5. 5. My staff can’t make a good decision
  6. 6. Leadership only comes from the top
  7. 7. “ The driver” is the only effective leadership style
  8. 8. It’s better to motivate rather than inspire
  9. 9. Individual utilization is more important than team effectiveness
  10. 10. It must be right the first time
  11. 11. Ambiguity must be eliminated before we start
  12. 12. We can predict and commit to what we’ll build this year
  13. 13. The truth is dangerous
  14. 14. My title reflects my credibility
  15. 15. More due diligence will give me the answer I want
  16. 16. Bad news is our enemy
  17. 17. The project is 90% complete
  18. 18. It’s all about me
  19. 19. My staff is focused on my career advancement
  20. 20. The job of my staff is to deliver work for me
  21. 21. Centralized control is the key to enterprise scale
  22. 22. Change can only happen incrementally
  23. 23. The process should guarantee that I will not fail
  24. 24. Specialization will lead to more productivity
  25. 25. If we predict the future we can be predictable
  26. 26. More precision in my estimates will make them more accurate
  27. 27. Talent doesn’t matter. The process will fix it
  28. 28. I can’t trust my staff to manage a budget
  29. 29. Performance reviews matter
  30. 30. My staff must be 110% utilized
  31. 31. Increased pressure on my staff will drive productivity
  32. 32. We can’t do that because it’s not part of the plan
  33. 33. Stick to the plan even though the world has changed
  34. 34. If I don’t check my blackberry the world will fall apart
  35. 35. If we let our Talent make decisions they’ll spin out of control
  36. 36. Radical Transparency will diminish my power
  37. 37. Loyalty is more important than competence
  38. 38. Creativity doesn’t scale
  39. 39. There is no room for failure
  40. 40. There’s no need in business to focus on humanity
  41. 41. got more?
  42. 42. Think about it.
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