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The Creosote, this High-Performing Manager Who Destroys Your Business

One of the important factors of organization decline is the type of managers it recruits and promotes. Among them is what I call the ‘Creosote manager’, the one who kills life all around him to flourish. Creosote people populate just about every organization that I encounter and that have so much trouble innovating. Would there not then be a causal link?

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The loss of creative capacity as a cause of organizational decline

How do organizations decline? The topic is not new, but it is more pressing than ever. One explanation is that an organization’s decline is due to the loss of creative capacity. It is based on the work of a historian, Arnold Toynbee.

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