Entries by Dennis Ellmaurer

The Most Difficult Job – In BizTimes by Dennis Ellmaurer

I recently started working with the CEO of a small family business. His wife, six children and granddaughter worked in the business. On the outside, it looked like a successful business enterprise. On the inside, there was chaos, dissension, fear and mutual unhappiness. The CEO didn’t know what to do about the family’s business problems. […]

Organization and Staffing – Ground Rule #3

This is the tenth in a series of posts that will describe what the CEO of the Reliance Electric Company thought about basic commitments, how the organization was going to operate and ground rules for managers. Once again, all the content of this article is based on the work of B. Charles Ames as outlined in his management manifesto titled […]

Organization and Staffing – Ground Rule #1

This is the eighth in a series of posts that will describe what the CEO of the Reliance Electric Company thought about basic commitments, how the organization was going to operate and ground rules for managers. Once again, all the content of this article is based on the work of B. Charles Ames as outlined in his management manifesto titled […]