20 March 1957

20 March 1957

Sent a letter to Wright Brian PhD re-possibility of Russia obtaining access to American industrial know-how through stock in American corporations.


From Lenten guideposts – P. D.

“Plant Foremen Put Christianity to Work” by Morehead Wright – GE Management Institute, Crotonville, N.Y.

Four years it took. Kurt has the article in his billfold.

The 10 guiding principles of foremanship:

  1. Put yourself in the other fellow shoes.
  2. Give clear and concise instructions.
  3. Be fair and give credit and recognition.
  4. Handle complaints personally and promptly.
  5. Develop inquisitive inquisitiveness about the job.
  6. Keep your promises.
  7. Develop and use good judgment.
  8. Develop true humility.
  9. Learn how to know your employees.
  10. Lead don’t command.

Zachmannisia for the day:

When all the pluses and minuses are all tallied at the end of a life – who shall say which one was the smartest – the so-called “wise man”, or the so-called “fool”?