A study by one of my former professors at London Business School found that “Only 55% of the middle managers we have surveyed can name even one of their company’s top five priorities.”
You stepped into the future…but has it felt more like you stepped off a cliff? Some of the most spectacular strategic failures have been due to poor execution. Unfortunately, the momentum of vision is often short-lived as the reality of the complexity of execution begins to set in. Since 1955, only 57 companies have maintained a position in the Fortune 500 while nearly 2,000 companies have come and gone during that same time period.
Sociologist Gerhard Emmanuel Lenski dedicated his life to understanding how societies evolve. Why humans evolved from hunting tribes to agricultural communities to Roman Empires into super-cities like Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York.