Years ago, I bought my dream car: a three-year-old 1984 BMW 528e. Suddenly, I started noticing other BMWs just like mine on the road everywhere.
Psychologists tell us that this is the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, otherwise known as frequency illusion or recency illusion. This occurs when the thing you’ve just noticed, experienced, or been told about, suddenly seems to crop up constantly.
Although not as glamorous as the President’s annual address to Congress, a State of the Company address is no less important. Delivered regularly to the workforce by your Visionary or Integrator, the SOCA is a critical part of sharing with everyone your vision and your plan to achieve it.
When the culture of a business begins to decline, many leadership teams are tempted to blame their employees for their own failures instead of recognizing that the solution begins with the team not only taking ownership of the issues it has created, but also in taking ownership of solving them.