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Monday, 10 November 2014

Culture Change: Stars vs Structure

An organization focused on building up star power rather than strengthening internal organization.  They're paying for it, aren't they?
Speaking of organizations with internal problems:
Politics is all about star players - players like Mike Duffy and Patrick Brazeau.  They raise big bucks, tear strips off of opponents and win target audiences.  When you're focused on wins, that's all that matters, isn't it?
Maybe - but maybe not.
People don't trust politics.  Even politicians don't trust politics.  But trust isn't part of the equation - that's too much like sociology.  Confidence is the name of the game.  Confidence in individual alphas to be effective headmen, alpha males.
It doesn't work; it's not sustainable.  The more power gets consolidated in one office and one person, the worse the culture gets, the more tribal the entire institution becomes.
There must be some kind of way out of here.
It's time we stopped waiting.  If change is going to happen, and it must, it will not be imposed from the outside; it must be nurtured from within.


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