Monday, March 21, 2011

Sam Martin has "embedded a strong burning imperative" at A&P

I stumbled on a blog at by George Bradt called "The New Leaders Playbook." The March 16 blog entry below is the result of Bradt's interview with A&P CEO Sam Martin and the process Martin is going through to turn around the troubled grocer.

Among other things, the author credits Martin with successfully accomplishing step 6 of his leadership playbook: embedding a strong burning imperative. Bradt defines this step as a sharply defined, intensely shared, and purposefully urgent understanding from each of the team members of what they are "supposed to do, now."

Well, that's good.

How CEO Sam Martin is Driving the Imperative to Overhaul A&P

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