I’m not the first person to suggest that understanding why anything is done should be the driving force in an endeavor. Well known names such as Steve Jobs and Simon Sinek come to mind as two important figures in our society who have declared why as a prerequisite to success.
Writing in a previous issue of Business Week, McGill University Management Studies Professor Henry Mintzberg laments that today’s organizations are over-led and undermanaged. Professor Mintzberg says that . . . “we should define ‘leadership’ as management practiced well.”