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Guest Blog: Decker Marketing

Each week the iSixSigma Blogosphere newsletter will feature a blog entry from a guest blog. I read several different business related blogs each day and I amconstantly searching for new ones. I have been visitingDecker Marketing for over a year now and always enjoyreading whatSam Decker has to say. He is insightful, understands businesses from start-ups to corporate, andeven writes about Six Sigma from time to time. In fact, afterreading his blog last yearI wasinspiredstart bloggingon my own.

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His nuggets of business wisdom are most presently displayed in his latest post, 3 Principles of Tributary Leadership, where he draws out the parallels between nature, man, and business. Not surprisingly, each of his Leadership Parallels has a Six Sigma parallel as well.

“TRIBUTARY PRINCIPLE: There is a solid foundation from which the depth, breadth and strength of the branches are determined.

LEADERSHIP PARALLEL: Culture is driven from the top. The stronger the winning culture, the bigger, larger, wider, and more prevalent the branches of growth.”

SIX SIGMA PARALLEL:As with culture, a successful Six Sigma initiative is driven from the top. The strength of the Six Sigma branches is determined by the foundation of leadership commitment.

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