The Importance Of The Lion

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Lions are often known to hunt in very strategic manners. They know the best places to hide, the capacity of their stamina, and the specific species of prey they should be targeting for food. Suddenly, rainfall scares away all of the potential food, and the Lion is forced to migrate to a different location in the jungle. Often traveling for miles, the Lion has to quickly adapt to its new environment and be able to find new hiding places, optimum species of animals, and shelter. The Lion’s strategic thinking has to change, in order to adapt to its new territorial setting. While the Lion may have to make significant changes in its life, the animal is able to return to the lessons taught from his or her pride, and remember the cultural norms in …show more content…
Selznick writes, “the purposes we have or can have depend on what we are or what we can be” (Selznick, 26). Selznick’s work greatly supports the theory of Culture being present at the top of the organizational food chain. He proclaims that while each employee of a company has particular tasks that they complete for their jobs. A salesman sells, an engineer creates, etc. However, leadership is comprised of meeting the needs of a social situation. It is not the same as “decision-making”, it relates to ensuring that the company has a “smooth path of human interaction, ease communication, evoke personal devotion, and allay anxiety...” the leader is more concerned “with persons than with policies” (Selznick, 27). These arguments made by Peter Selznick highly correlate with the writings of Peter Drucker and Richard D’Aveni. While strategic implementation is necessary, and conducted by each member of the organization, leaders should be focused on the culture of the organization, and ensuring that the day-to-day operations and long-term thinking coincide with the identity of the …show more content…
Said perfectly by British Petroleum CEO, “If a purpose is not crystal clear, people in the business will not understand what kind of knowledge is critical and what they have to learn in order to improve performance” (Montgomery, 2008). If organizations are unable to define who they are and what their mission is, then the firm is ultimately going to fail. A company who wants to find affluence in any industry has to demonstrate a solid purpose, and be able to define is identity, mission, and comprehensive core values. These factors, while they may seem minor on the surface, ultimately are the difference makers between failure and success in

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