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No system yields its power voluntarily, unless ...

This is a follow up on my article, Why Founders Flounder

Transition within the family business

The leadership usually in the hands of a patriarch is supported by a management team, which exercises great power within an organisation.

Due to their proximity they exert great influence over the patriarch.

Whenever change is necessary demanding greater accountability and transparency, these very people the former assets become the greatest liability. 

We have to remember that,

No system yields its power voluntarily, unless compelled to by circumstances or by wise leadership.

In any established rigid system, people demonstrating any initiative are seen as a threat and suspected enemies of the existing order. This leads to a 'us versus them' view, pitting founders and a handful of 'loyalists' against everyone else, thus politicising the organisation and likely to tear it apart.


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