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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.
Selling Our Industry Russ Kathrein Leadership

‘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.
Selling Our Industry Russ Kathrein Leadership

The power of your network

A task from 84 Lumber's Joe Hardy proves there are three degrees of separation.
Selling Our Industry Russ Kathrein Leadership

Hearing from the invisible people

When LBM Journal published my article “Seeing the invisible people” in April, it clearly hit home with some readers.
Selling Our Industry Russ Kathrein Leadership

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.
Selling Our Industry Russ Kathrein Leadership

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.
Selling Our Industry Russ Kathrein Leadership

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.
Selling Our Industry Russ Kathrein Leadership

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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