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What Goldman Sachs Looks for in Leaders

March 11, 2004
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Good leadership, the company says, is built on teamwork and change and grounded in integrity and fairness. A leader must have a clear vision and the communication skills needed to execute.
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A Strategic Fallacy

February 27, 2004
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The question is always are you strategic or tactical? It's the wrong question.
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People Problems on Every Aisle

January 30, 2004
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The world's largest retailer is beset by allegations of discrimination, overtime-law violations and turnover that is "spiraling in the wrong direction," to the tune of some 600,000 employees a year. For a company that practices what could be called HR lite, it might be time for a change.
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Theyre Hired Now the Real Recruiting Begins

January 5, 2004
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The first 90 to 100 days of an employee’s tenure, often called “re-recruiting,” can be the difference between an employee who stays for a decade and one who’s gone before the year is out. Find out what some companies are doing to ensure a smooth first three months, moves that can result in cost reductions of 66 percent.
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Creating a Culture

November 26, 2003
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Health First wanted its employees to feel that it was the best place to work. This was the wellspring from which came quality, service and customer satisfaction.
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Creating a Culture

November 26, 2003
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Health First wanted its employees to feel that it was the best place to work. This was the wellspring from which came quality, service and customer satisfaction.
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Blue-Chips Goofs

September 18, 2003
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Sometimes, corporate retreats emphasize quick wits and entertainment, not dexterity and bravery.
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Are the Bookstores Actually Different

September 18, 2003
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A customer goes into Borders and Barnes & Noble to see whether the differences the two companies talk about really exist.
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Why Ted Jones Didnt Take Edward Jones Public

September 18, 2003
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The reasons given by the son of Edward Jones are humorous, but they represent a larger corporate culture that still exists.
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Huge Profits by Year Three

September 18, 2003
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This year, the company projects a return of $9 million because of Six Sigma.
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