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Thursday, September 19, 2013

President Hideo Yoshida's Ten Spartan Rules

I am reading "The Denstu Way" and the first paragraph talks about the ten rules one of Dentsu's president had. His name was Hideo Yoshida (

His ten rules are that every people manager can tell his team. With these rules and boundaries for playing ground which the team members should not cross it will be really easy to build a high performing thing.

So here are the rules:
  1. Initiate projects on your own instead of waiting for work to be assigned.
  2. Take an active role in all your endeavors, not a passive one.
  3. Search for a large and complex challenge
  4. Welcome difficult assignments. Progress lies in accomplishing difficult work.
  5. Once you begin a task, complete it. Never give up.
  6. Lead and set an example for your fellow workers.
  7. Set goals for yourself to ensure constant sense of purpose.
  8. Move with confidence. It gives your work force and substance.
  9. At all times challenge yourself to think creatively and find new solution.
  10. When confrontation is necessary dont shy away from it.