Friday, July 15, 2016
Who is in the Room?
Machiavelli noted the value of observing the caliber of a leader's advisors. Compare the foreign policy circle around presidents, for example, and you'll get a quick grasp of the depth of the decision-making regardless of whether you agree with the decisions. You'll also get a handy assessment of the leader.
Management consultants sometimes get the opportunity to be a "fly on the wall" and observe the interaction of the decision makers. If you listen and observe carefully, it can be fascinating.
Sometimes, of course, it is scary.
Posted by Michael Wade at 4:00 AM