Monday, May 07, 2007
I just read a review of an interesting book called Simple Solutions: Harness the Power of Passion and Simplicity to Get Results by Tom Schmitt and Arnold Perl.
They feel that the key to being a good leader is by being a good "KISS"er (Keep It Simple Stupid).
Their philosophy is:
1. When employees have a simple, clear, and focused understanding of their jobs, they will willingly contribute to their team's goals.
2. Simplicity helps break down problems to the core issue, allowing productive solutions.
Schmitt is an executive with FedEx and Perl is an Memphis attorney who helped build the FedExforum, where the NBA's Grizzlies play. The book's foreword was written by Frederick W. Smith, the founder of FedEx.