The "use-by-date" of a CEO ( LO10215)

Winstead SM (
Sat, 28 Sep 1996 01:22:06 -0500

Replying to LO9986 --

John O'Neill ( writes in LO9986:
>Organisation's grow and die in different cycles. There is the start-up, full
>of life and energy. There is the maturing phase where things become routine
>and bureaucratic. Then there is the death cycle where the organisation goes
>out of business.
>For organisations to stay in business over a long period of time, they must
>find a way of shifting out of the bureaucratic phase back into the startup
>phase. Otherwise, they'll die. (I'm sure someone has written about this,
>sure would like some pointers to references :->).

In addition to Joe Katzmann's reference, you might want to try the
book, "Corporate Lifecycles" (forgot the subtitle) by Ichak Adizes. As
I recall, his models and insights were thought-provoking.

Steve Winstead (713)245-3521 Shell Services Company Houston, Texas USA
"In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit
the future. The learned find themselves equipped for a world
that no longer exists." -- Eric Hoffer


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