Mark Goulston & John Ullmen

Do you like it when people push you?  Does it increase your motivation to do what they want?  Chances are if you are like most people, you don't like being pushed and it more often triggers your resentment more than it motivates you.

More than ever before, people see through the self-serving tactics and techniques that others use to persuade them. They don’t like being pushed, played or nudged to comply, and they resist and resent not being heard.

> 90%Response Rate for a Market Research Survey?

Marketing surveys can be very frustrating in terms of response rates. My survey results typically fall into the 1.5% - 3.5% response rate range. My most recent marketing survey caught me off guard in a positive way in terms of response rate. Here’s what I learned.

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

Warren Buffett, American investment entrepreneur

First know that I am honored to have earned a Wharton MBA. Wharton is the most intellectually stimulating place that I have ever been. However, as an entrepreneur sometimes I hide the fact that I have a Wharton MBA. Why? As a starter, Poets & Quants reveals that 16.8% of Wharton MBA applicants were admitted to the school in 2012. Given this acceptance rate as ‘average,’ a typical MBA class size of 800 means that 4,762 business people applied, 800 were accepted (ignoring admitted non attendees), and  3,962 MBA applicants were rejected.

If you have been kind enough to follow my blog, you will then know that I have talked about this phenomenon in the past. However, an article by John Kotter in the November 2012 issue of Harvard Business Review got me thinking deeply about the duality of organizations.

Pages

Follow The Blog

   Email * 
Subscribe to Syndicate

Blog Categories

Blog Authors

kajabi
eclub

EC

ad5
ad6

ad7

ad8


Contacts

Managing Editor
Nick Vaidya
Editor
Faisal Kalim

The CEO Magazine

7301 Hwy 620 N, Ste 155-165
Austin, TX 78726-4539
T: +1 (512)-257-7868
F: +1 (512)-257-7869
Toll Free: +1 (800)-210-1951

Who Are We?

Published by The 8020Strategy Group, the magazine is complementary to the highly successful CEO Show and brings highly focused topics in every issue that Entrepreneurs and Executive can readily benefit from in managing growth.