Never Hire Anyone Dumber Than You Are!

Written by Wally Conway

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The good Captain was sitting quietly withinrepparttar sound of our voices. He had heard every one of our comments on his lack of intellect.

Asrepparttar 100023 Commander withrepparttar 100024 confident charisma approached, we were certain that if we were shown mercy we would be court martialed, and we feared that ifrepparttar 100025 Captain choose not to be merciful, we would just be shot right on sight!

Speaking got us into this predicament, so silence seemedrepparttar 100026 best choice. Captain Norris spoke. He acknowledged our belief that each of us had amongrepparttar 100027 finest minds inrepparttar 100028 entire Navy in our specific specialty. He flattered those things that each had done since beginning our assignment withrepparttar 100029 airwing. Captain Norris offered that he had hand selected each one of us fromrepparttar 100030 entire fleet, having had to call in favors, make threats, and impose demands, just to have each of us work with him. We were there because he believed us to berepparttar 100031 best, and he wanted onlyrepparttar 100032 best. Seems he held us inrepparttar 100033 same regard that we held ourselves.

Then Captain Norris spoke torepparttar 100034 issue of intellect, specifically our perception of his lack thereof. Captain Norris said, "The mark ofrepparttar 100035 true leader is not one who gives orders, or feigns knowledge, but ratherrepparttar 100036 leader who plantsrepparttar 100037 needed seed in a fertile mind so gently, thatrepparttar 100038 subordinate believesrepparttar 100039 idea emerged from within."

Continued silence. He was in complete control of our actions and had always been. He chose each of us knowing full well that in our specific areas of expertise, we were well beyond him. And knowing full well that in his area, that of building teams ofrepparttar 100040 best and brilliant, then allowing them to take ownership of ideas, he wasrepparttar 100041 expert.

Captain Norris asked what I had learned. My response, "I should never hire anyone dumber than I am." "You've got it," he said. "Must have just emerged from within."

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Choosing a Home Construction or Remodeling Contractor

Written by George Stevens

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Make sure they donít subrepparttar work out to a contractor that is not insured or bonded. It is very common for a contract company to sub out work to contractors that are not insured and bonded. Another danger ofrepparttar 100022 contractor subbing work out is if they donít pay their sub,repparttar 100023 sub can put a mechanics lien on your house and you will have to pay even if you have already paidrepparttar 100024 contractor.

Set a definite timeframe forrepparttar 100025 work to begin and for completion and get it in writing. Nothing is worse than to have a project drag on not knowing when they are going to show up and finish.

Never, ever pay forrepparttar 100026 entire project in advance. If you dorepparttar 100027 contractor has no incentive to finish or even start. When you no longer haverepparttar 100028 money you are no longer in control! It is customary with most contractors that you pay a portion up front. On a large project hold back as much money as you can untilrepparttar 100029 end. The incentive to finish must be motivated byrepparttar 100030 cash atrepparttar 100031 end ofrepparttar 100032 project.

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