derailed train

16 March 2019

Management Tip: How To Derail Your Organization

by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Who Doesn’t Like One-Track Minds…

Think your company or nonprofit organization is on the right track? See if your executives regularly do any of the following…

CIA's how to derail an organizationSounds like a proper exercise of caution right? Not exactly. In fact, it’s the opposite.

That list comes from the CIA’s Simple Sabotage Field Manual (1944). Yes, it’s a step-by-step approach to derailing an organization. Yet, for many executives, those actions (or should I say, “inactions”?) are “best practices” and “professional approaches” and “the way things are always done around here.”

Time for new management procedures to get back on track.

Thanks to Martin Weigel for originally sharing this clip in his must-read blog “Canalside View.”

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Freddy is the Founder & Creative Strategist of Atomic Tango. He also teaches graduate-level marketing communication courses at the University of Southern California (go Trojans!), shoots pool somewhat adequately, and herds cats. Freddy received his BA from Harvard and his MBA from USC.

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