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May 28, 2007


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Roger Anderson

Given that an increasing number of people are finding that they have to make their own way in the world, few will have to even make the choice to be self-employed. Initiative is a great thing but order can be useful as well. There are times when doing just what is requested is the right thing to do. Extra effort with no value can be counter productive.

I'm not saying I don't like free-spirits. I do. I married one for that reason. I love to have them at work, but in the right place. If you are on the loading dock it may not be a great place to be too creative. If you are one of the Hunter/Gatherers (Sales and Marketing or Marketing and Sales depending on which you are) then perhaps more is better.

Good leaders know when to follow. Great leaders know when to place others in the lead. The best do both and no one notices until later.

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