Integrity

Can TrueCar be Fixed? Yep, and Here’s My 10-Point Plan!






  In case you haven’t heard the news, there’s a current job opening in automotive that none of my peers will even consider: CEO of TrueCar (NASDAQ: TRUE). Most everyone I’ve spoken with about the role calls it a sure career-ender; a poisonous position that will turn even the most respected leader into an industry(…)






Rules Matter: How 5 Simple Rules Stop Car Salespeople from Skating Each Other






5 Simple Rules… for Eliminating Skating Forever If the only place you’ve ever worked is for one of America’s car dealerships, then you may not be aware that other industries don’t reward those who steal from their coworkers. Only dealership employees enjoy the added perk of being rewarded for cheating each other at will. We(…)






Social Media for Business – Why I am embarrassed for 99.9% of you…






  My kids get it. They don’t think about it; they don’t hire gurus to guide them through it; they don’t contrive anything about it; and… they can sniff out anything contrived in an instant. It’s social media, and it’s not mystical or complicated; and it especially doesn’t require any real expertise. Of course, if(…)






Dear Occupy Wall Street Protesters: When Did I Become the Bad Guy?






  It seems that as a pro-capitalism, successful business leader that I am somehow partially to blame for what ails the protesters who’ve joined the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. I am the enemy. I am the bad guy. While I’ve tried desperately to comprehend both their demands and their end game, I have to(…)






Gallup Poll: Business Executives Lack Honesty and Integrity






“Business Executives” Rank Low in Annual Honesty and Ethics Poll While nurses topped the list for the seventh consecutive year, business executives earned relatively poor grades in the latest installment of the annual integrity poll from Gallup. The poll, which surveyed just over 1,000 US adults earlier this month, asked respondents how they would rate(…)






Bloomberg The Emperor Always Gets His Way






  Bloomberg The Emperor We wrote a few weeks ago about the seemingly unbelievable possibility that New York Mayor Michael “Nero” Bloomberg would seek to have the City Council overturn New York’s term limits law – opening the door for Bloomberg The Emperor to serve a third term. (To read that post, follow this link.)(…)






Damn the Voters, Bloomberg Believes He is NYC’s Only Choice






  Leadership Lessons from Mayor Bloomberg (and Other Emperors) We’ve often written in this Leadership Development blog about the important traits for good leaders. From intelligence to character, we’ve worked hard to identify those qualities that can help young managers become leaders and older leaders regain their edge. Over the course of these posts, we’ve(…)






Integrity






A weird thing happened to a friend of mine recently (let’s call my friend Sue). Her company is one of the three largest customers of one of their providers. The provider, we’ll call them Widgets, Inc. had spent thousands of dollars entertaining Sue and some of her coworkers over the last couple of years. During(…)






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