“Don’t blame anybody for anything anytime.” Thought from book Trusted Advisor by David H. Maister, Charles H. Green and Robert M. Galford. Can you imagine jump in productivity of Slovenian companies if they would be able to implement this as part of their corporate culture.
Reading it remind me of my experience in retail, when we analyse business results with management and if results were bad, usual explanation was that “it snowed, so people couldn’t come to the stores” and if results were good, usual explanation was “it was sunny, and people bought food and drink for picnics”. Every time after such conversation thought emerged in my mind, that I should consult owners to fire management and hire weather guy.
Charles Towers-Clark in The WEIRD CEO is proposing: “In the future, we will need individuals who can think for themselves, motivate themselves and resolve problems for themselves. In general, however, our educational system does not provide the training to accomplish this.”
Looking forward to see that step in advancement of human society.