Leaders impact their organizational culture just by showing up and behaving however they behave. Hire an autocrat and watch the reign of terror begin. Employees hunker down; some of the more obsequious begin aggressive boot-licking campaigns while others begin guerilla warfare to depose the tyrant leader. Trust goes into exile and résumés are retooled for maximal
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As time passes, the reins of leadership are handed from generation to generation. Sometimes the transition is seamless. Sometimes the new leader takes the reins like a bungling Ben-Hur whiplashing their company into an economic emergency room. Even worse, sometimes the reins are dropped altogether and the company careens into the barrow pit of bankruptcy.
Baggy blood shot eyes and gut-punched circadian rhythms are a badge of honor for some high-achieving executives. Thankfully coffee and speed drinks stiff-arm their devolution into a zombie. Unfortunately many world executives get little sleep, less than six hours a night and their bodies are paying the price.
In the Transformer cartoon series the autobots achieve victory by transforming from their current state into something capable of defeating their enemy. Successful businesses do the same thing. So do successful sports teams. Good coaches understand that dusting off last year’s playbook won’t cut it. The team must transform itself every game to win. Good leaders