On Leadership of Corporations - CORRECTION

Kenneth Collins k.p.collins at worldnet.att.net
Mon Jul 15 00:05:17 EST 2002

CORRECTION below [near the end].

Kenneth Collins wrote in message ...
>my gosh! it's been a long 'time' since i've so agonized over what it is
>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
>[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
>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 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
>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,
>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
>costs nothing.


this's Not-True. there's 'cost', inherent, in terms of the energy expended
during information-processing-convergence upon, and manifestation of,
correlated behaviors.

Sorry. in my prior post, i was addressing only monetary costs, but didn't
make such clear.

=much= that's been left undone can be done at little or no monetary cost.

of course, 'seeing' everything in terms of 'money' will, simultaneously,
'see' that there'll be money left ungotten in-there, but that's an illusion.

i'm not saying 'drop everything, and look outward'.

i'm saying, "Do the stuff that's been left undone, and which, being left
undone, declares your corporation's Disregard for its Customers."

once that Declaration communicates, your Customers become 'customers', not
actually caring, one way or the other, with respect to your Corporate

it's not Share Holders who make or brake your Corporations. It's your

if you want =their= 'hearts', carry them in yours.

[further comments below.]

>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
>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

"Coke to Report Stock Options as an Expense", By FLOYD NORRIS and SHERRI DAY


quoting from the article:

"The Coca-Cola Company, breaking ranks with the vast majority of American
companies, said yesterday that it would change its accounting so that its
earnings reflect the value of the stock options it grants to executives and
other employees."

i'm going to buy some Coca-Cola.

the article provides a useful overview of recent stock-option history.

the =general= thing remains: Honor Truth and Truth Honors you right back.

not only with respect to stock options, but with respect to everything,
'cause, without fail, Truth Dishonored, Dishonors right back.

there's no 'way around' such.

it's a Thermodynamic.

with respect to such, there's a CORRECTION above.

k. p. collins

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