Greg E. Lindberg

From the Desk of Greg E. Lindberg

We hire great people

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” Teddy Roosevelt If you hire people with the potential to grow and hire other great people, you’ve unfettered your potential for growth. We […]

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We think long term

Some people think Eli Global looks like a private equity company. While it’s true that we invest in companies with potential and turn them around, there is one big difference. We don’t sell. We’ve never sold a company, and we don’t plan to do so in the future. Eli Global leaders have a 20-year plan […]

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Why you should face the facts

The leader in the room is the person closest to reality, the person who doesn’t rely on hope as a strategy. We must accept the negative facts in our reality before we can deal with them. Twenty years ago, everyone subscribed to print magazines and newsletters. The industry was bullish on print even as circulation […]

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Eliminate titles and bureaucracy, and focus on results

What do we focus on? Results. In a results-driven company, people don’t have time to worry about status and titles because they’re too busy driving toward their goals. In many organizations, titles are on every door: Titles are what everyone knows. In a results-driven organization, titles are obscure. Every leader in your organization should know […]

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The folding table culture

In the early days of our company, we bought folding tables and chairs for everyone. When it became clear that the uncomfortable folding chairs were affecting company morale, we bought a truckful of comfortable chairs that had been discarded by a big IT company because they were hideous. Everyone was happy. Eventually, we decided to […]

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