Thursday, May 18, 2006

More on Engine Replacement

Keying this in from the back of a car in Bangalore traffic, like the one i keyed in yesterday!

Just extending the thought on replacing engines.

An organization or Business Unit is itself an engine, which carries several sub engines on it. Something like a large Cruise ship. One Large Engine carrying the entire ship forward, and several parts of the ship performing their respective tasks, each with their own engines.. airconditioning, lighting, communication etc

So when the main engine starts to strain and scream what do you do? Change it?

And what do you do with the existing engine?

And that is what M&A is all about - selling an engine at peak performance vs finding suitors for a dying engine!

Good leadership is also about getting engines to peak performance and keeping them there.

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