Keeping track of Meg Whitman is a useful thing to do because she might show up as a presidential candidate for the Republicans one day. Based on this analyst’s assessment, she is the best they have, and running a competent woman is a counterpoint response to Hillary Clinton.
As I have written before, she must work some magic at HP as a prerequisite. It appears that she is aiming to accomplish that by changing out people.
She wrote and published on Linkedin an article called “Right People, Right Job, Right Time.”
It is pretty straightforward and suggests what I learned while consulting for the GTE Venture Program and that is that the team and leadership that start something may not be the ones to finish it. Organizations must be adaptive to the needs of the business.
That translates into behavior for good government too. However, the problem in government is probably that there is too much turnover and instability. Therefore, as a result, people are not held accountable for accomplishments.
Keep your eyes on Meg Whitman to see if her philosophy and actions work.
“Right People, Right Job, Right Time
Last week, we announced our third quarter earnings results as well as leadership changes to drive our ongoing turnaround. At their core, these changes are critical to enabling HP to capitalize on the opportunities in front of us. I recently spoke about this very issue with CNBC’s Jim Cramer, but I wanted to elaborate on it for LinkedIn because the changes reflect a broader leadership philosophy that I think is relevant to any leader looking to transform their organization.
This philosophy is straightforward and centers around one of the principles I have followed throughout my career – having the right people in the right job at the right time.
Who the right person is can greatly depend on the moment. Someone who has performed an exemplary job leading one leg of that journey may not be ideally suited for the next.”