Beat The System: 11 Secrets to Building an Entrepreneurial by Robert W. MacDonald

By Robert W. MacDonald

Clever instructions for development versatile, cutting edge businesses Beat the method is a follow-up to Robert MacDonald's arguable yet winning first e-book, Cheat to Win. filled with confirmed, real-life recommendation, Beat the process exhibits readers tips on how to take care of the forms which may smother the creativity and entrepreneurship necessary to long-range enterprise good fortune. Beat the procedure teaches readers easy methods to beat the bureaucratic procedure by means of development entrepreneurial cultures of their companies, their departments, or maybe their person jobs. MacDonald skillfully describes how company cultures improve, how bureaucratic techniques and techniques seep into them, and the way to construct an entrepreneurial tradition while we are living in a bureaucratic international. on the middle of his process are useful steps that create a feeling of possession between staff, invitations their participation, creates a standard venture, fosters an entrepreneurial surroundings, and stocks the rewards with all. Robert W. MacDonald (Wayzata, MN) is a real visionary within the monetary prone who rose from a door-to-door assurance salesman to the CEO of Allianz lifetime of North the United States. He was once additionally the founder, CEO, and chairman of LifeUSA.

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She might answer your question with a lamentable tale about a former employee who got fired for doing just that. indd 22 8/25/07 1:42:10 PM The 11 Simple Secrets 23 If you volunteer for extra duty and get rewarded with nary a thank you for your effort, you’re likely to share with others how you were treated by management. Acceptance and Resistance What’s particularly important for you to remember here is that most employees—whether you or your fellows—accept and share values. If you do not share the values of the corporate culture, you leave and seek employment elsewhere because your values—whatever they may be—will be continually at odds with those of your coworkers.

The secret, as they say, is in knowing how. indd 30 8/25/07 1:42:12 PM 3 Secret 1: Build Parallel Interests Interests in parallel create. Interests in conflict destroy. Remember the old Colombo television series starring Peter Falk? Each episode started by letting you view the crime and disclosing the killer. Then you watched the rest of the show to see how Colombo, the shabby, seemingly slow-witted LAPD lieutenant would adroitly work his way through the clues to solve the crime. It was an interesting way to hold the viewer, so I have decided to employ the same technique in this book.

We do things the same way we’ve always done things because it’s easier to do it that way. But, of course, the flip side of that paradigm is that institutionalized values might straightjacket creativity and a variety of other important attributes valuable to any business’s continuing success. indd 23 8/25/07 1:42:11 PM 24 Beat the System Cultures Create Challenges The problem with corporate cultures is the very socialization process that brings them into existence. Because it is the nature of business cultures to perpetuate doctrines of thinking and behavior, they can easily fall out of step with the real world—the blind will begin leading the blind.

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