Power and prestige insulate most CEOs from ideas and information that might alert them to looming opportunities or threats. Innovative executives work hard to break down the walls surrounding them by gaining exposure to a broad range of constituents and venturing off the beaten path. These CEOs actively seek out situations where they may be unexpectedly wrong, unusually uncomfortable, and uncharacteristically quiet. This helps them ask the right questions, discover previously unknown territory, and detect important but weak signals. Indeed, no bold new course of action can be launched without your say-so. Yet your power and privilege leave you insulated—perhaps more than anyone else in the company—from information that might challenge your assumptions and allow you to perceive a looming threat or opportunity. Ironically, to do what your exalted position demands, you must in some way escape your exalted position. Nandan Nilekani, a cofounder of Infosys and recently a senior Indian government official, understands the dangers of this phenomenon.
Framing the Right Questions
Bursting Out is a live album by the rock band Jethro Tull. Though the specific recording dates and locations are not credited, the liner notes and stage introduction indicate that at least some tracks were recorded at the Bern Festhalle in Switzerland, on 28 May Though released as a double-disc CD in the United Kingdom and in the rest of Europe, the original CD release in the United States was only one disc, with three tracks "Quatrain", "Sweet Dream" and "Conundrum" omitted to fit the 80 minutes CD length, while the double-disc CD version in the United Kingdom and Europe incorporated the first track for both discs the Introductions in the song that follows. In , the complete album was released worldwide as a two-disc set with the Introductions as separate tracks. All songs credited to Ian Anderson , unless otherwise noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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