“Tell me, if you had to go into battle, would you want him with you?”
Quote from “Top Gun”
Every organization has a leader whose job it is to produce results: combat aviators, increased sales, on time deliveries, or increased profits. This position almost always comes with a title, “Commander”, Director of Marketing, Executive Vice President, Chairman, or CEO. Each of these positions has some bottom line, some overarching goal that the leader must meet or face the consequences.
Study after ponderous management study confirms what common sense already tells us: while the CEO sets broad strategic guidelines it is the lower ranking subordinates who do much of the real work of an organization.… Read the rest