10 Leading Organizational Cultures to Self-Leadership

THURSDAY EVENING, 7:30 P.M. In his office on the seventh floor, Michael G. Smith, new CEO of Avant-Garde Computer, Inc. (AGC), examines the last sales report.The message is depressing: sales have leveled off in the past year.AGC is a small, innovative young company located in Silicon Valley. Founded eight years ago, AGC specializes in engineering graphics design software.The founder, an engineer himself, had successfully marketed two highly specialized software packages for mechanical and electronic design.

The founder (now retired) depended heavily on the two chief engineers who now head the two main divisions of the company. Each is considered to be a brilliant technician. Both engineers ...

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