Greg L.Alston Hits the Bestseller List!

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The New Book, The BossHole Effect Hits Number 18 on the bestseller list on Amazon   As of today October 29th, 2013 the book has reached climbed the charts. After hitting number one on the Hot New Releases for its first 30 days the book has steadily climbed the charts and has just reached the top 20. Here is a sample of some of the reviews: ...he has developed a guidebook, a workbook, a syllabus, and resources that anyone can use to become a more honest, complete, and effective human … [Read more...]

You Want Good People Doing Good Things on Your Team

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The Difference Between a Great Boss and a BossHole Great bosses understand the foundational knowledge the job requires, the skill set the job requires, the process for training those skills and lets people play their way onto the field by demonstrating their ability. The BossHole thinks differently. The BossHole makes personnel decisions based on bad data, with no process, and penalizes failure to the point ¬†that no one is willing to try to succeed. A BossHole's idea of training is to find … [Read more...]

The Pathway to Success is to Become a Force for Improvement

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If you are someone who has watched what happens without taking any action to improve things, then you have only three choices: Learn to become a leader to make good things happen Learn to become a follower to help good things happen Do nothing and help prevent good things from happening Improvement Requires Positive Action Doing nothing is a choice; a choice driven by fear of failure or sloth. Inaction by default assists those that prevent good things from happening. To make good … [Read more...]

Everybody Has The Right To Complain Nobody Has The Right To Whine

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Virtually everybody complains about something sometime. We all have done it. We all will do it. But complaining without offering a solution to solve the root cause of the complaint is not productive. Complaining just for the sake of complaining is whining. Whining is not only annoying it is unethical. Whining is a learned skill. People that are allowed to whine will continue to whine. People that whine tend to waste time. They spend more time whining than working. They agitate their fellow … [Read more...]

The World is What it is – People Who Make Good Things Happen

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You can reminisce about how the world used to be. You can lament how the world should be. ¬†Nevertheless, the world is what it is. Most people do not have the ability to alter the world. ¬†However, at some point in your lifetime, you will be presented with the opportunity to make a difference. You will have to make a choice to rise to the challenge of that opportunity or shrink from it. Your attitude will largely determine your perception of that opportunity. It is through this perception … [Read more...]