: Executive compensation LO6514

Keith Cowan (72212.51@CompuServe.COM)
08 Apr 96 13:20:31 EDT

Replying to LO6491 --

>From: TFYY93A@prodigy.com (MR GEOFFREY F FOUNTAIN)
>Date: Sun, 07 Apr 1996 18:57:14 EDT
>Regarding Keith's statement . .
>>... and that 90% of executives get chosen because of their present tense
>> capabilities.
>>Only those that happen to be linear (10 of 40% at best)
>>would be interested in anything to do with genuine long term future and
>>these would probably do it in spite of the compensation system. They would
>>also be the only ones likely the slightest bit interested in creating an
>>LO. Our challenge is to find those few and nurture their interests in the
> What do you mean by "linear" ?

In my attempts at brevity, I have skipped some explanation. Linear people
can operate comfortably in the present, past or future as the situation
warrants. Also everyone has some capacity to operate in the other modes,
so a future person is one most comfortable dealing in the future rather
than dwelling on the analysis of the present and how it came about. They
may be 20/20/60 in terms of comfort in past/present/future. Many
organizations reward the present so highly that people will gravitate to
that role and spend their future time on LO lists, reading and education,
for example...Keith


Keith Cowan <72212.51@CompuServe.COM>

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