Helpful Hints for Business Helpers

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The Roycrofters, 1909 - 18 pages

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Page 14 - The man who is worthy of being a leader of men will never complain of the stupidity of his helpers, of the ingratitude of mankind, nor of the inappreciation of the public. These things are all a part of the great game of life, and to meet them and not go down before them in discouragement and defeat is the final proof of power.
Page 11 - If you work for a man, in heaven's name work for him. If he pays you wages that supply you your bread and butter, work for him — speak well of him, think well of him, stand by him and stand by the institution that he represents.
Page 11 - If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound .of cleverness. If you must vilify, condemn, and eternally disparage, why, resign your position ; and when you are outside, damn to your heart's content. But, I pray you, so long as you are a part of an institution, do not condemn It. Not that you will injure the institution— not that — but when you disparage the concern of which you are a part, you disparage yourself. And don't forget — "I forgot!
Page 9 - The less you require looking after, the more able you are to stand alone and complete your tasks, the greater your reward.
Page 17 - Eternal vigilance is not only the price of liberty, but it is also the price of supremacy.
Page 11 - ... him, stand by him, and stand by the institution he represents. I think if I worked for a man, I would work for him. I would not work for him a part of his time, but all of his time. I would give an undivided service or none. If put to a pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.
Page 6 - The number of such letters posted in company envelopes, that are misdirected and come back for the proprietor to read, is enormous. No one knows why these scandalous letters are usually directed to Chicago when the writer...
Page 9 - Never conceal unfinished work under blotters, in pigeonholes or drawers, depending on memory to find it. If necessary to leave unfinished work, it should be placed on the desk in sight, under a weight, so if you do not come back in the morning the other man will know just where things are and what to do.
Page 8 - JB was in that factory a month the boys were going to him asking him where things were. When they ran out of one kind of work they would ask him what they should do next; and he, knowing the sequence of the work, would advise them. Now, there be employers who are...
Page 11 - Never use letter paper or envelopes to figure on or for memoranda — it shows you do not realize that the first requisite in business is economy. The same rule applies to burning of lights that are not needed; whether there is a meter or a "flat rate" makes no difference— avoid waste AA jt There are valuable positions always opening up in any progressive concern.

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