Friday, December 02, 2005

Kent Burkhart "Tips To KEEP That GM Job"

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* Always say nice things about your boss…especially to your fellow company GM’s…and particularly to your wife who may talk to the other GM’s wives.
* No matter how angry you get at a staff member do not scream, rant, and rave. Instead, smile and work with them to solve the problem/issue. The staff member may be golfing partners with your boss (this is a small world)…and you do not want any negative statements said about you. (And if you play golf with your boss don’t snicker when he/she fades one out of the fairway).
* Never ask for a raise…or an adjustment in your bonus package. Earn them by being a great GM.
* Know your P and L budget and LINE ITEM expenses by MEMORY. Your boss will certainly ask about them from time to time…when you do not have your P and L in front of you…like at lunch.
* Prioritize your annual CAPEX expenses. Your boss will only approve a few in all probability.

There's lots more where these came from.

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