Why Organizations Succeed

It’s been said, “Startups fail because of a lack of capital.” Oh how true! Startups also fail because they have too much capital. Companies succeed when they get the right products to market, customers love their products, they run circles around their competitors, they get lucky, … The reasons for failure seem endless.


The greatest leverage for organizational success is not capital, a great team, or even a great strategy. All are important, but their continued effectiveness is dependent on something more fundamental and surprisingly simple —

Effective values and leadership skills

These values and behaviors, especially when they become automatic, inform and influence the thinking, choices, and actions of individuals and teams. Without them, strategies go stale, teams collapse, and investment will fail to generate required returns.