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There is nothing wrong with patriotism, loyalty, or self-confidence. But when these factors prevent you from being able to learn from others, you have tied one hand behind your back unnecessarily. This mental set is even more dangerous when the feeling that "what worked here will work anywhere" is adopted. Page 21 Why bother studying different cultures, history, languages, or organizations? Corporate cultural blindness is convenient. Let them study us! If I have an idea that is an 8 on a scale of 1 to 10, and you study my idea and improve upon it, making it a 9, what do we have?

Like corporate diseases, managerial diseases hinder human performance in organizations. These malaises are just as costly, as readily apparent, and as seldom addressed as corporate diseases are. In the rest of this chapter, I present the "sensational six," or what I believe are the six most common and harmful managerial diseases of excellence as they relate to turning off employees. Disease 1: Management by Mind Reading One of my all-time favorites, and one I have inadvertently used on many occasions, is management by mind reading.

Part Four explains how to take the effort generated in Part Two and combine it with increased involvement and empowerment to gain commitment and increase organizational performance. After all is said and done, it's time to celebrate the successes! Are There Any Questions? Sometimes we are our own worst enemies. While I think I can show that I know a great deal about what should be done, I make mistakes just like everyone else. My hope is merely to make fewer mistakes than most people. For example, I guess it's just the models provided by my professors and my own conditioning, but for fifteen years I ended my university classes by asking if there were any questions.

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