When I listen to executives apparently at the top of their game, they leave me in shock. Many feel so stressed by daily pressures that their physical symptoms are alarming. They have reached the point where KPIs have become meaningless to their staff, and values have become equally empty concepts. Quarterly figures dominate their world and preclude any considerations of the environment, ecology or even human needs. They feel that the moral compass has done a bunk.
But, at the same time, pouring into my inbox and springing forth at meetings come examples of initiatives that amaze me because of their audacity and ingenuity.