Thursday, August 30, 2012

We finished last with you, we can finish last without you

"We finished last with you, we can finish last without you," was what Branch Rickey, the owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates told his slugging home run hitter, Ralph Kiner. Kiner had asked for a raise after winning the home run title.

Rickey was known as a tightwad, but despite that, he did have a good point that relates to business. How often do struggling businesses fear making the tough decisions, including firing performers with bad attitudes? They avoid those decisions because they're afraid to lose a person that may have contributed to their problems.

If your business is struggling, that's precisely the time to make the decisions that you may normally fear.

Barry LaBov
LaBov & Beyond

1 comment:

  1. Making a decision is difficult, especially if the new beginning starting a business. But it is true we must have the courage take the attitude and the decision as to what we will do for the success of what we are doing in the future