Dickerson’s management moment: Don’t always hire people just like you

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 21, 2009

Power Point: Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation.
óDoris Kearns Goodwin
Power Thought: Diversity of thought and opinion is the backbone of your organization. All opinions need to be heard, all blind spots need to be revealed, all options placed on the table. A good leader welcomes this. As this happens, seldom will you ever be caught off guard. Be a good leader; listen up.ó Doug Dickerson
Power Surge: The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
ó Elbert Hubbard
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