Forget the Company Picnic — They’d Rather Have Good Work to Do

Some dreary news this week from Gallup, as reported recently in the Sunday New York Times. Americans have never felt worse about work: People of all ages, and across income levels, are unhappy with their supervisors, apathetic about their organizations and detached from what they do.   No wonder we’re in a recession. You don’t suppose all that apathy[…]

Why Strategy Dies

Spend enough time in business and you will likely collect a shelf-ful of dusty binders packed with expensive strategic thinking. What do you actually remember from any of them? That has nothing to do with whether the strategy was good or bad. Strategy in a binder is worthless; effective strategy lives in the beliefs and[…]