Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Rosabeth Moss Kanter is a Professor of Business at the Harvard Business School.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter on Zooming: How Effective Leaders Adjust Their Focus
Rosabeth Moss Kanter: Leading with Confidence
Managing Yourself: Zoom In, Zoom Out
After an explosion on a BP oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 killed 11 people and caused the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, the company’s CEO at the time, Tony Hayward, zoomed in on the implications for his career. He appeared preoccupied with the incident’s impact on BP’s management and, particularly, on himself.
You’re speeding toward a goal when you hear sounds that make the brakes squeal: 'The procedures don’t allow this'. 'It will take months to process'. Submit more forms'. Or worse, you request cooperation but don’t get a response. You curse petty bureaucrats for causing the screeching halt.