Do you have time tellers or clock builders in your organization?
Do your people openly and freely share ideas and learning’s or do they keep it to them selves and stay as time tellers holding what they perceive as “power”. Time tellers are regarded by many as wonderfully knowledgeable but if you where to loose one of these time tellers would it leave your business with a gap. If that’s the case, they are not wonderful, they are very selfish.
Encourage your time tells to build clocks and show people how to tell the time, rather than relying on coming to them for information.
Having a great idea or being a charismatic visionary leader is “time telling;” building a company and people that can prosper far beyond the tenure of any single leader and through multiple product life cycles is “clock building.”
Their primary accomplishment is not the implementation of a great idea, the expression of a charismatic personality, or the accumulation of wealth. It is the company itself and what it stands for.
Achieving that transformation requires turning the world upside down and inside out, seeing products and market opportunities as vehicles for building a great company, not the other way around.