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You Paid Me a Fortune and I Left

YOU PAID ME A PITTANCE AND I STAYED YOU PAID ME A FORTUNE AND I LEFT WHY  ---BECAUSE YOU GREW FROM A SMALL COMPANY INTO A ...
YIN DOLMAH  Contents CHAPTER ONE     THE EXIT INTERVIEW .................. 2 CHAPTER TWO     GROW SMALL .....................
YIN DOLMAH  CHAPTER ONE      THE EXIT INTERVIEW  It was a warm Thursday evening when my friend David called me as I was dr...
YIN DOLMAH  The business strategy of CodWin, which was based solely on selling large quantities of merchandise at very low...
YIN DOLMAH  The situation at CodWin was the second coming or act II if you prefer to call it that way between king George ...
YIN DOLMAH  just as George Washington did 200 years prior with the young nation he had just liberated from the grips of co...
YIN DOLMAH     An    EEO     Empowered Employee Organization   if you can keep it,    was the answer Billings gave to the ...
YIN DOLMAH  The Symphony of CodWin continued as long as Billings ran affairs. Many expected the great show of CodWin to co...
YIN DOLMAH  With time, David and I continued to relocate as the company continued its growth. I relocated a total of eight...
YIN DOLMAH     I have a few offers I am considering,    David replied. He continued,    at this point it is less about the...
YIN DOLMAH  to be in compliance with the law to avoid lawsuits and legal wrangling. Compliance with the letter of the law ...
YIN DOLMAH  you deemed the company to have grown too big to be a listening company. Then you started paying me a lot more ...
YIN DOLMAH  However, if the price to pay in order to grow big is to become a fear-based entity which jettisons its core id...
YIN DOLMAH  CHAPTER TWO     GROW SMALL Later in the week, as I was flipping through channels on TV looking for something w...
YIN DOLMAH  The government and its agencies had to keep an eye on all the companies which were now at play in the oil busi...
YIN DOLMAH  today   s customer extremely sophisticated and presents them with a vast array of tools to ensure they get the...
YIN DOLMAH  resorting to the ineffective and very expensive television advertising. Gigantic billboards and television adv...
YIN DOLMAH  CHAPTER THREE     ACCOUNTABILITY Accountability is not just a word but a tangible trait observed in leadership...
YIN DOLMAH  have no more than three batteries per type and yet when the order writer places an order for one unit, the war...
YIN DOLMAH  How do you expect me to discipline my employee for    not meeting expectations    when you yourself have no cl...
YIN DOLMAH  CHAPTER FOUR    CONSULTANTS When a    small business    begins to enjoy great success and in the process decid...
YIN DOLMAH  That decision is to invite    consultants    to guide the company   s leadership away from the myriad problems...
YIN DOLMAH  company   s problems by making the most basic operational errors which eventually bring the company down to it...
YIN DOLMAH  CHAPTER FIVE    LISTEN    Small businesses    are naturally built to function as listening organizations. They...
YIN DOLMAH  I saw the visit of senior vice president Marcie as an excellent opportunity to share with an individual with t...
YIN DOLMAH  An inevitable chasm began to form between the senior leadership of CodWin at the top and the employees toiling...
YIN DOLMAH  employees were happy to hear their leaders were putting in place measures to improve listening within the orga...
YIN DOLMAH  The employees did not believe the garbage. Many employees refused to participate. Once senior management notic...
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YIN DOLMAH  CHAPTER SIX    METRICS    What gets measured gets improved.    This quote is attributed to Peter Drucker, the ...
YIN DOLMAH  mayonnaise can no longer be made by employees. The computer program makes that decision and then the executive...
YIN DOLMAH  collapse of her area of responsibility and in the process produces 2  increase, is overlooked in favor of some...
YIN DOLMAH  Metrics that make no sense in a lean season are artificial. Anything artificial will not endure.  32
YIN DOLMAH  CHAPTER SEVEN    CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT Consider a farmer who utilizes the best breed of cattle to plough his ...
YIN DOLMAH  Forget these crazy people who fall for everything new. The farmer continues to believe the mechanized equipmen...
YIN DOLMAH  Lack of good vision on the part of a company   s leadership creates the over fixation on continuous improvemen...
YIN DOLMAH  CHAPTER SEVEN     COMMUNICATION The purpose of communication is to transfer as accurately as possible, intent ...
YIN DOLMAH  The letter should never ever take precedence over the spirit. Where there seems to be conflict between the let...
YIN DOLMAH  The letter is turned into a golden idol, a deity, that is worshipped with great reverence. Everyone in the com...
YIN DOLMAH  They cannot be held accountable under those circumstances. The fear of losing their employment makes these emp...
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YIN DOLMAH  CHAPTER SEVEN    LESSON OF THE PHARAOHS  Many thousands of years ago, the pharaohs of Egypt wore head gears wh...
YIN DOLMAH  pharaoh, adorned in his royal regalia, choose not to put a lion as the centerpiece but rather a cobra  Why the...
YIN DOLMAH  In order to stay consistent with the generally accepted meaning of the word    Power   , we will use    Power ...
YIN DOLMAH  Now, back to the cobra. The cobra also lives in the same jungle with the king known as the lion. The cobra get...
YIN DOLMAH  only one reason  they have no clue when the cobra eats his lunch. The cobra eats in peace, the same prey his r...
YIN DOLMAH  CHAPTER EIGHT    WHY LARGE CORPORATIONS FAIL  Why do large companies fail  Why do smaller companies, with less...
YIN DOLMAH  The answer lies in one word     Scavengers.    Scavengers are the reason big companies begin to make bad decis...
YIN DOLMAH  These big corporations spend so much energy and effort trying to ward off the scavengers to such an extent tha...
YIN DOLMAH     Control.    The reason the company insisted on this practice was because they needed to control the sourcin...
YIN DOLMAH  While the small companies are improving processes based on sound business decisions, the big companies are bus...
YIN DOLMAH  He still maintained shares in the new independent companies and became richer in the split than when the compa...
YIN DOLMAH  CHAPTER NINE    THE DEAD STAR The more I thought about CodWin   s decline, the more I thought of the analogy o...
YIN DOLMAH  Wrong  The star failed the day it stopped burning and emitting light. It just took many years for that failure...