How many managers have you raised to their level of incompetence?
If you are walking and you see a turtle on top of a post, what will you think?
You will know that it has not climbed there alone.
You will be aware that it will not do anything useful while is there.
Isn’t this the same that happens in low performing organizations where managers are systemically raised to their level of incompetence?
Yes, you are right. Following with the example of the turtle:
When the true leaders arrive, they take them down where they belong, close to those who climbed it, and close to everyone else who passed and left the turtle on top of the post.
this is how the journey to build high-performance organizations begins.
Jonathan Escobar Marin
Jonathan Escobar Marin is Director, Global Head of Lean Management at HARTMANN Group in Germany, co-founder and Partner of the firm High-Performance Organization Global Alliance and co-founder and CEO of Inn—Be, a start-up dedicated to High-Performance Education.