Leaders of even successful companies unwittingly make bad decisions and costly mistakes. Consultant Neil Smith identifies “eight hidden barriers” that keep companies from reaching their full potential and explains how to shatter them. Recognizing barriers is the first step, but, to create lasting change, companies must reshape their corporate culture from the top down and employees must take ownership of their ideas. Smith identifies both obvious and subtle obstacles, though he can get bogged down in details. getAbstract recommends Smith’s diagnosis to executives seeking to increase their companies’ efficiency and profits.
About the Authors
Neil Smith is CEO of Promontory Growth and Innovation, a corporate consultancy. Patricia O’Connell is a business writer and former editor at BloombergBusinessweek.com.
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8 years agoYou really do have to recognize your barriers,and identify them.when doing so,they lose their power. For me,It's people,places,and things.