On Leadership of Corporations

Kenneth Collins k.p.collins at worldnet.att.net
Sun Jul 14 21:51:24 EST 2002

my gosh! it's been a long 'time' since i've so agonized over what it is that
i should post.

the topic is huge. the thing is, though, i've already discussed everything
that needs to be discussed, just not as it's applicable to everyday Business
[and Government] practice.

so, i've decided that it will probably be an ongoing, instead of an
all-at-once, thing.

tonight, the 'first installment' is simple.

the 'expectation', held by CEOs, Board Members, and Share Holders, that a
'valid' route to 'profitability' runs-through the minimization of Payrole
Expenditures, doesn't compute.

all that such brings about, as the number of corporations that adhere to it
increases, is an increasingly-skewed distribution of 'wealth' in which a
decreasing number of people can possibly contribute to any corporation's

the 'expectation' that prices can be raised interminably does the same thing

the 'expectation' held by Employees that salaries 'must' never-endingly
[while employed] increase does the same thing.

it's the "greed-trap'.

it stretches-out its neck, wips back around, 'devours' all that established
it, then 'disappears', leaving only its 'ghost', Misery.

so what can be done? corporations are in business to achieve Profitability,
after all.

the 'expectation' that corporations can remain in Business without being
Profitable also doesn't compute ["of course"].

so what can be done?

the roles of CEOs, Board Members, Share Holders, and Employees have to
follow a 'curved-path' to Profitability.

"How's that?"

CEOs must come to See that the Responsibility entrusted to them extends way,
way, way beyond the 'boundaries' of their corporate endeavor.

in a Capitalistic Society, corporations are =everyone's= engines of

look and See, in such there's a =lot= more than that which exists within
corporate 'boundaries'.

and it's with respect to such that CEOs, Board Members, Share Holders and
Employees have 'failed'.

it's not enough, you see, to have a program of 'charitable' giving.
corporations have to reach, =Honorably=, into every facet of Society. into
schools, libraries, etc. into seeing to it that there's something for every
Child within their Corporate endeavor.

this doesn't need to take the form of 'giving-money', which is nothing more
than endeavor to purchase 'respectability' via a tax break.

what's necessary has to come from deeper within Beings.

what's necessary is to Actively Foster a culture in which, within the whole
corporate structure,  endeavor on behalf of =non-corporate= Citizens is
Encouraged and  Celebrated. and this need only take the form of
'little-stuff'. you know, encouraging employees to take an hour to meet with
their Children's Teachers, and other stuff like that.

it seems there's an hour 'lost' to the corporattion in such, but what'll
actually happen is, that employees experience what's entailed, they'll
become 'enabled' as corporate Representatives, which new Enablement, they'll
carry back into their employment, erasing the 'lost-hour', and returning

in that hour, they'll gain insights that they'll bring back to the
corporation, over 'time' such'll 'compound' into new ideas with respect to
what it is that the corporation should be doing. with respect to how it
should be going about doing business.

and that's where the 'curved-path' points right back to Profitability.

the above is just one, rather small, example of the sort of work that
corporations have been leaving-undone.

work left undone is work left undone.

is it any 'wonder' that 'profits' are so 'chancy'?


members of Society 'sense' all of that missing stuff.

in such, Society-wide self, and interpersonal, esteem 'goes down the

the general 'malaise' aguments, until it stretches-out its neck, wips back
around, 'devours' all that established it.

get it?

CEOs, Board Members, Share Holders, and Employees have to =See= the
Responsibilities that fall to them with respect to all of Society, not just
from 'stock option' to 'stock option', 'dividend' to 'dividend', and
'paycheck' to 'paycheck'.

the most-important stuff has nothing to do with 'money'.

i mean, it doesn't cost anything at all.

just requires Seeing one's Responsibilities, and Acting, Honorably, on them.

costs nothing.

makes all the difference.

and 'just' keeps Giving-Back to those who imbued it with Life.

you know, Leaders must actually Lead.

but, first, it's Good to become Aware of what it is that's actually
Dependent-upon their Leadership.

hint: it ain't "money".

Lead, with Honor, and there'll be Money enough to go around, and plenty of
folks wanting to share in your Honor through their Respectful regard of your
corporations' offerings.

[and, for those who [still] 'wonder', yes, it's all 'just' TD

i'll continue on this line, from 'time' to 'time', as useful example-stuff
shows itself during everyday events.

k. p. collins

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