Jerome Fogel

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Do You Have a Well-Designed Organization?

For most companies, organization design is neither a science nor an art; it’s an oxymoron. Organizational structures rarely result from systematic, methodical planning. Rather, they evolve over time, in fits and starts, shaped more by politics than by policies. The haphazard nature of the resulting …

The Hard Side of Change Management

When French novelist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr wrote <i>“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose,”</i> he could have been penning an epigram about change management. For over three decades, academics, managers, and consultants, realizing that transforming organizations is difficult, have dissected the …

Leadership from a Higher Plane

My great-grandfather was born during the Civil War, and his parents named him Robert Lee Shelley. Want to guess which side of that conflict they were …

Buffett's Plan for Successful Succession

A couple of weeks ago, Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) Chairman Warren Buffett officially put the kibosh on what many an investor must have regarded as the …