This week’s #thursdaythought is about letting go of assets before they have run their course. It is inspired by the latest episode of The Innovation Show with the author of “Quit” by Annie Duke. Serendipitously it is also influenced by Rita McGrath, who joined us in person this week in Dublin.
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Ashley Whillans is an assistant professor at the Harvard Business School School and author of Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time & Live a Happier Life
Stealing From The Future: Decaffeinate Your Strategy. Business Leaders steal from their future the same way coffee robs from our sleep.
Have you ever reported a “win” to a boss and they were visibly disgusted? You probably broke one of the laws outlined by Robert Greene in “The 48 Laws of Power”, you never outshine your boss!
“genetics loads the gun but the environment pulls the trigger”. This term highlights the complex relationship between human disease and the environment. In a similar vein, in organisations, an imbalance of androgens loads the gun and the business environment pulls the trigger.
To restrain long-term employees from falling back into their old habits. Even when long-term employees have the willpower, their old habits die hard. It is a tough dilemma for leaders, the tradeoff between retraining and replacing. Either way, there is a lot of pain, both are possible.
The “crabs in a barrel” or “crab theory” is a metaphor to describe the tendency of whenever someone gets ahead, others from their community try to pull them right back down again.