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Russ Kathrein

Russ Kathrein is with the LBM Division of Do it Best Corp. based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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That which is most precious

While hard work at your job does pay off, smart work that is more productive creates more opportunities.
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Who are the hidden gems in your organization?

Are you rewarding the people in your organization who think outside the box, or does your culture discourage it?

Establishing your credibility

Sometimes we find ourselves in a new setting and want to let the group know that we belong or that we know what we are talking about.
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It’s all about the relationships

In the early 1990s, one of the must-read business books was “Made in America,” by Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart.
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Preparing for our new normal economy

Ask anyone who went through our industry depression in 2008-09 what they would have done differently, and they’d probably tell you they wish they’d made some of the hard decisions much sooner.
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The eyes see what the brain believes

How often have you seen a leader hire people who think or act just like they do, or who have the same experiences and values?
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The three traits I seek

The trick is to separate the dreamers from the accomplishers.
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The art of decruiting

Years ago, the company I worked for had its HR team going around the country conducting a training exercise in which trainees broke into teams to pretend they were a newly-hired CEO of a company in trouble.
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‘Trust, but verify’ is sound leadership advice

When you are new to a position or situation, take the time to thoroughly research how things are done and why.
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The power of your network

A task from 84 Lumber's Joe Hardy proves there are three degrees of separation.

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