No matter how hard we prepare, something unexpected can happen. No matter how good a job we do, it can be undone easily. As Yeats said, “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold”. One of the great myths of command and control is that one actually has control. The true test of the leadership of… Continue reading Duck!
There is an inherent folly when an organization states “it is going to trim the fat” and be lean. First, these announcements are usually made by the same people who allowed the fat to develop unabated. Second, much like my own mid-section, fat has a sneaky habit of growing unexpectedly (who trims the fat trimmers?).… Continue reading Weight Loss as a Harbinger