Ichak Adizes

Representing owners, corporate governance is not democracy. Workers who are managed have no say in who their leaders will be. The reality is that we teach that benevolent dictatorship is the most-desired leadership model of corporations. That is the reality of our management education.

Ichak Adizes

If a system is effective in the short run—i.e., it fulfills the purpose of its existence at the present time, which means satisfying the present needs of its clients, (P); is effective in the long run—i.e., it works proactively to identify the future needs of both its existing clients and its new clients, and is preparing at present to satisfy those future needs, (E); is … [ Read more ]

Ichak Adizes

I suggest that the goal of every system–and that includes corporations and not-for-profit organizations, micro-, mezzo-, and macro–is to be and to remain healthy. Confronted with major strategic decisions, or even some tactical decisions that have strategic repercussions, a leader should ask him- or herself: Is my decision going to promote or impair the health of the system I lead?