Leadership Is the Art of Orchestrating Energy

Why do some companies buzz with energy and life, while others suffer from stagnation and complacency? Why do some organizations achieve peaks of energy and activity only to plunge into valleys of stagnant inertia? Why do still other organizations seem poisoned through and through by negative politicking and bickering, or else lost in a slough of organizational burnout?

Most leaders have experienced the ebb and flow of different states of energy in their own organizations. This energy belongs to the intangible but very powerful, so-called soft factors of human potential that lie at the core of all companies. We call this phenomenon organizational energy and define it as the extent to which ...

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