Second in a series of reflections on corporate culture

Any organization of human capital rises and falls based on membership’s confidence in corporate mission and means. Effectiveness is achieved when corporate confidence flows liberally. Leadership is the source, whether the flow is a tide or trickle.

“The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.”

Steve Jobs

My home baseball team is the St. Louis Cardinals. I used to be a Yankees fan, a hazard of being raised on Long Island. The Cards and Boston Red Sox are entangled in the World Series. Not being able to predict what I will have for lunch tomorrow, prognosticating on the national pastime is beyond me.

But I know this. Redbirds beware.