If you are running a company:

  1. Thou shalt never hire in haste.
  2. Thou shalt reward only accountable people.
  3. Thou shalt seek advice from those who do the work.
  4. Thou shalt focus on what is wrong before who is wrong.
  5. Thou shalt not equate seniority, credentials or even experience with performance.
  6. Thou shalt rely on facts before opinions.
  7. Thou  shalt honor results and quality over activities, and effectiveness over efficiency.
  8. Thou  shalt set individual goals with each employee.
  9. Thou shalt not dwell on past mistakes.
  10. Thou shalt resist the temptation to believe that control of resources and of authority yields respect.

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