Management and Change

Reading the comments Bush made at his press conference with Tony Blair yesterday reminds me of how hard it is for a management team that is responsible for a failed strategy to acknowledge the failure and come up with a new one.

In the private sector, there’s a board whose job it is to force the management to face reality and make changes. And  if the management can’t change, it’s the board’s job to make a change in leadership.

In the public sector, that is the voter’s job. Which I thought they did particularly well in November. And the leader of the Iraq Study Group, Jim Baker, is the perfect board chair who can help walk management back off the cliff.

But for some reason, our president isn’t listening to his board right now.