Insightful article from the Lean Enterprise Institute about the myth of heroes.
“Why do we have so many heroes, so few farmers, and such poor results in most of our businesses? Because we’re blind to the simple fact that business heroes usually fail to transform businesses. They create short-term improvement, at least on the official metrics, but it either isn’t real or it can’t be sustained because no farmers are put in place to tend the fields. Wisely, they move on before this becomes apparent.“
True transformation takes vision, discipline, and commitment, not redefining success and declaring victory.