Systems

Titanic Precautions

Many movies have been made about the tragic story of the Titanic. Arrogance and ignorance was definitely present during its maiden voyage, which was Titanic’s last voyage.

Many warnings were given, but unfortunately, the warnings were not taken seriously. On April 14th, 1912 Titanic received six warnings that icebergs were present in their perimeter. On the night of April 14th, Titanic struck an iceberg and ultimately sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

Steps to Management Success – Step 122: Delegate Work, Don’t Abandon It

STEP ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO

Delegate Work, Don’t Abandon It

You must develop the ability to delegate the right task to the right person in the right way. It’s almost impossible to grow your business without it—because there’s only so much time in a day and you can increase your workload only so much.

Steps to Management Success – Step 101: Don’t Expect Miracles

STEP ONE HUNDRED ONE

Don’t Expect Miracles

Every business can benefit from a lucky break or two, but you can’t manage by wishful thinking. If you remove your rose-colored glasses, what you see is usually what you get.

Steps to Management Success – Step 94: See the Big Picture

STEP NINETY-FOUR

See the Big Picture

It’s important to “sweat the details,” and the successful outcome of many projects, plans, and presentations depends on it, but good managers need to have sharp long-range vision too. Sometimes fixing the immediate problem ignores the fact that said problem is just a symptom of an even larger problem. Try to see a little further.

Steps to Management Success – Step 84: The Customer Is Not Always Right

STEP EIGHTY-FOUR

The Customer Is Not Always Right

Other rules in this book emphasize the importance of serving your customers—but not all customers are equal. And those customers that are unprofitable can flat out put you out of business.

Steps to Management Success – Step 42: Double-Check the Books

STEP FORTY-TWO

Double-Check the Books

Every business gets bills—lots of them. All too often, these bills are not carefully scrutinized; they’re approved far too easily. As long as a bill relates back to a valid purchase order, a check will be issued. But the fact is, more systematic scrutiny can detect and even help avert overcharges, whether intentional or not.

Steps to Management Success – Step 35: A Paper Trail Will Help You Find Your Way Back

STEP THIRTY-FIVE

A Paper Trail Will Help You Find Your Way Back

If you’ve ever heard of the acronym CYA, then you know one good reason for this rule. Keeping meticulous records about who did what when isn’t just critical information to have on hand if and when you are ever called on the carpet to explain or defend yourself. It also gives you the insurance of being able to recollect past actions and decisions without having to exclusively rely on your memory.


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