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What’s your approach to onboarding new managers?

Our reader poll today asks:  What’s your approach to onboarding new managers? We have a rigorous, comprehensive onboarding program: 15% We provide some initial onboarding then leave it up to that manager: 42% We provide bare-bones onboarding: 23% We throw them in the deep end and let them fend for themselves: 20% Setting them up […]

Have you ever fired a client/customer?

Our reader poll today asks: Have you ever fired a client/customer? Yes, and I don’t hesitate to do so if they’re a bad client/customer: 70% No, I’ve never been in that position to have to do it: 18% No, but I really should have and regret not doing so: 5% No, but I wanted to and […]

How do you handle a project that clearly isn’t going to meet your goals?

Our reader poll today asks: How do you handle a project that clearly isn’t going to meet your goals? Kill it as soon as I know it won’t work and then move on: 74% Keep trying even though I know it’s a lost cause: 10% Double down on my investment and try to make it […]

How effectively do you/your leaders run informal Q&A sessions with your associates?

Our reader poll today asks:  How Effectively Do You/your Leaders Run Informal Q&A Sessions With Your Associates? Very: They’re authentic, approachable and listen as much as they talk: 24% Kind of: Sometimes they don’t listen well, or they talk too much: 42% Not at all: Those sessions turn into longwinded periods of them listening to […]

Where does the most influence reside in your organization?

Our reader poll today asks:  Where does the most influence reside in your organization? Marketing is the top dog: 8% Product is king: 13% Finance rules all: 21% Operations is in charge: 21% R&D is above all others: 2% Sales, sales, sales: 26% Someone else: 9% Know who the alpha is. There’s a broad spectrum of which function is […]

What is your organization’s attitude toward paying its suppliers?

Our reader poll today asks: What is your organization’s attitude toward paying its suppliers? We see prompt payment as an important sign of partnership and professionalism: 75% We try to pay promptly but it’s not that big of a deal if we don’t: 9% We’ll pay when we pay. We have more important things to worry […]