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From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership by Harry M. Jansen Kraemer

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REMEMBER THE CUBE

Back in the days when I was in the cube, I learned innumerable lessons every day about how the company worked. There were certain things that made perfect sense, and many others that made no sense at all. But when you're in the cube, you're supposed to carry out what “those guys” have decided.

My cube mates and I would often wonder what those guys were thinking when they made some of their decisions. Sometimes, the real mystery was what those guys did day in and day out. Our roles were clear: we ordered inventory, paid invoices, or collected receivables. But we couldn't figure out what our boss or our boss's boss was doing. It seemed as though they were continuously in meetings, and what was really scary was that they seemed ...

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