Tracy Goss

Dying Before Going Into Battle

This is the title of the fourth chapter of the 1996 book ‘The Last Word on Power’ by Tracy Goss. In this chapter, Goss draws our attention to the Japanese Samurai warriors who, in reminding themselves of the inevitability of loss, used the phrase “Die before going into battle.” This practice allowed a warrior to […]

Redefining ‘Responsibility’

Three important books are granting us a new perspective on what it means to be responsible. What’s in it for us? A better compass!

Making Culture is No Rocket Science

In this article I want to pick up the broken pieces that resulted from my organizational culture rant of an earlier post. I stated that measuring culture is the wrong pot to piss in.