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Monthly Archives: July 2014

A leader’s dilemma

My latest challenge is to manage a company through a critical phase of turnaround and rebuild.  They already have a good name in their industry and a very high profile and, when I was asked to step into the leadership role to build a strong and profitable company I saw the potential.

My original training was as a civil engineer so I know how important the foundations are.  Buildings with poor foundations don’t survive.  It appeared that this company’s foundations were already well-developed and I looked forward to building on the groundwork that the former team had put down.
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Ignorance is never bliss

When you’re building a new home and it looks well on the way to your family being able to move in, you really don’t want to be told that there are serious problems with the foundations that may require stripping it back to the bedrock.

On the other hand you don’t want to move into a home that is likely to collapse taking you and your family with it.
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