The Silent Company Killer

There is a growing epidemic in the enterprise. It has existed for many years and many companies work hard to cure this sickness. But, in the end, this malignant growth spreads, wins and kills the company. It’s an epidemic that, in my experience, shows no signs of stopping. Companies need to acknowledge the problem and conquer the disease. I call it Signal vs. Noise.

Let’s look at an example I have seen played out, in one guise or another, many times. John was an amazing project manager. Last year, he closed numerous projects and was awarded the CEO medal of honor for a particularly successful project. He was untouchable in the corporate environment, so he was assigned one of the biggest projects in the corporation’s history.

This project will catapult the company ahead of the competition. This project isn’t just big — it is the key to unlock the company’s future.

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