The parallels between big business and schools
Consider an institution that was guilty of “a pattern of lurching from one strategy to another, always looking for a single-stroke solution to its problems. It held pep rallies, launched programs, grabbed fads, fired CEOs, hired CEOs, and fired them again.”
Sound like a school system you know?
In fact, it’s the story of grocery store chain A&P, whose corporate troubles in the 1960s and 1970s are reported by business management guru Jim Collins in his book, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t.