WE ARE TRAPPED, caught in a prison of our own making, unable to operate effectively, get things done, or get our people to work together, unable to release the true potential that we know our companies contain.

It’s not a nice place to be, this prison. It inhibits our freedom. It forces us to focus on the inside. It keeps the outside at a distance.

The name of this prison? Quite simply: the organization.

We all know how organizations have developed to meet new market needs. Divisions, departments, business units, operating companies, national sales units have been created. All have had their uses. All were developed to make our companies more competitive, more streamlined, more rational, more profitable.

But ...

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