WHY I wrote Outbound Air –
As organizations struggle with (normal) growing pains, I watch entrepreneurs grasp at futile straws to make the pain go away. Often the solutions they seek aggravate the condition. Most often, the effort is to find a quick answer to a complex circumstance.
The entrepreneur becomes prey to the charlatan. There is a multi-billion dollar industry dedicated to fleecing CEOs looking for a quick fix. Outbound Air is a warning. The helpful stranger is not necessarily your friend.
Most issues that organizations face are structural. The symptoms look like breakdowns in communication or personality conflicts. They are NOT. Most challenges that organizations face are structural.
Structure is the defined accountability and authority embedded in the working relationships of the organization. Most companies do not define those accountabilities and that is where the trouble begins.
“Oh, we must have a communication problem.”
No, you don’t have a communication problem, you have an accountability and authority problem.
“Oh, we must have personality conflict.”
No, you have an accountability and authority conflict.
This is the beginning of WHY I wrote Outbound Air.