Chapter 5. The Self-Led Organization

Every organization must be prepared to abandon everything it does to survive in the future.

Peter Drucker

In 1917, industrialist Charles M. Schwab wrote the following in his book Succeeding with What You Have:

I had a mill manager who was finely educated, thoroughly capable and master of every detail of the business. But he seemed unable to inspire his men to do their best.

"How is it that a man as able as you," I asked him one day, "cannot make this mill turn out what it should?"

"I don't know," he replied. "I have coaxed the men; I have pushed them, I have sworn at them. I have done everything in my power. Yet they will not produce."

It was near the end of the day; in a few minutes the night force would come on ...

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