How to zap executives out of their comfort zones

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr What happens when a corporation’s leadership is engaged, talented and competent– but so stuck in their ways that they can’t quite grasp the importance of acting as a strategic, forward-thinking team?It could be time for drastic measures – so drastic that company vice presidents might be left mumbling, “What just happened?”“Shake them up,” says Frank Granara, CEO of General Insulation Co. and co-author with Lorraine Grubbs of Beyond the Executive Comfort Zone: Outrageous Tactics to Ignite Individual Performance.“Don’t be afraid to get their attention in an over-the-top way, even if it means pretending you’re Zeus – a very miffed Zeus.”Granara never asks anyone to fire lightning bolts he wouldn’t himself. He once dressed as the top Greek god at a company training session – complete with blaring music and swirling clouds – and required his dubious vice presidents to dress as gods, too. continue reading »last_img

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