Posts Tagged ‘command’

Sacrifice

26May21

TL;DR Pathological organisations select executives for a willingness to sacrifice themselves and their family relationships (for large sums of money), which keeps those capable of achieving better outcomes away from the levers of power. Background I wrote yesterday about pathological culture, but this post has been brewing for a lot longer.. It’s also the answer […]


I’ve been really enjoying Gene Kim’s recent interviews with Ron Westrum (Part 1 & Part 2). There were two things that really struck me in part 1: Pathological cultures make people ill – we know this from the Whitehall study; but that’s fine for the bosses, because it’s not them who are getting ill, it’s […]