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Russ Kathrein is with the LBM Division of Do it Best Corp. based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Paralysis by analysis

Most of us have worked for people who, no matter how much we prepare, either want more time or more information.
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Seeing the invisible people

There is a whole group of people who toil under us, with us, and around us whom we often fail to acknowledge or take notice.
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The best advice I ever received

If you are lucky your boss will take the time to give you real feedback with the hope it will help you improve your performance or grow as a person.
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Start digging the well before you’re thirsty

While all generals plan for their army’s success, good generals have a Plan B, or even a planned retreat.
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The three A’s of hiring

Everyone, in just about every industry, is having trouble finding and hiring good employees.
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Will your people tell you when you’re naked?

As a leader, you are often asked to make decisions that not everyone will agree with.
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Selling our industry

Finding the right people to help you grow your business—or just maintain it at its current level—has been an ongoing challenge.
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Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?

I’ve been known as an analogy guy for most of my career. I was okay with that reputation because I strongly believe when you’re making a point using an analogy, it’s easier to see the answer.
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Management advice for new leaders

Ask anybody who ever moved as a child, being the new kid in school can be both terrifying and exhilarating.
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Do you lead like a Tigger or an Eeyore?

Most people have both a little Tigger and a little Eeyore inside of them. The trick is in how you manage them and when you let them out.

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