Thursday, December 20, 2007

Meg, On The Campaign Trail

Meg, is in Iowa right now working on Mitt Romney's campaign. I'm sure she's using her vacation time. Scot Wingo found a post from the Quad City Times that I found very interesting. Here are some quotes from Meg as she speaks about keys to success.

“The thing that distinguishes great managers is that they care about their employees,” said Whitman, who joined eBay in 1998 when she was hired by its founder, Pierre Omidyar.

The second principle involves being the right person in the right job at the right time with the right values, she said.

No. 3 is the ability to focus, focus, focus. She said it is better to do five things very well than to complete 15 tasks in a mediocre manner."

Maybe these suggestions fall under the category "Do what I say , not what I do" I am sure the first item is accurate. I've never heard that employees don't like Meg.

The second item is very appropriate, at this time in the life of eBay. Perhaps Meg is no longer "the right person in the right job at the right time with the right values" and the last quote regarding focus is curious since she's spending much of her time on the campaign trail rather than focusing on the problems with the site.

Just my 5 cents!

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