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Moe Nawaz

Have a look at "Topgrading" by Bradford Smart


Tell me, have you heard anything about Cintas Corporation? They are one of the largest uniform rental companies in the world and are run by nothing but assholes. All supervisors, managers, etc. are ex-military and they treat their employees abominably. If you google their name you will see that they have been sued countless times in class actions by employees with regard to not paying overtime pay and other various shenanigans. I was just wondering if you had any information on this company. Thank you for your time.

Arata Mitsumatsu

More than 10 years ago When A.G. was in Asia I don't remember the exact words but he told us that the higher you go in the company the less power you have. When a guy mowing the lawn in the Phillipines plant knows the mid term objectives and strategy, you know your getting there. Communication has to be that clear.

Deepak Surti

Hi Bob,
I do read your posts regulary and I enjoy reading them!I use many of your suggestions so that when I come across assholes, I can handle them deftly.

I have a concern though is when leaders like aforementinoed in the article say dont hire pricks? How do we believe them?Cant it be that he is a real smart ass who knows this concept of avoiding & eliminating jerks is gaining strength. So the leader says 'Let me say something on same lines'.

Yes we can research the companies they have led, how the results have been achieved etc etc. But my question is how do we know that the leader was really intent on avoding jerks. Or was it some smart person just below him in the ladder?HOw?

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