When Small Minds Prevail

Jeff Davidson

Leslie Rhatican sat in the chair in my office for a job interview. I was the project director for a half-million dollar study commissioned by the U.S. Small Business Administration. I supervised a staff of seven. We were in need of someone with strong financial analysis skills, preferably an M.B.A. Leslie was sharp as a whip. As I began speaking to her, I couldn’t believe that she was available. She wanted a couple thousand dollars more than we were offering for the position, but I fe...
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