Essays on Leadership
Tom Watson Sr.'s Essays on Leadership
Peter E. Greulich's Essays on Leadership are examinations of unique historical figures and their outlooks on leadership. We summarize and codify their beliefs for anyone to understand and incorporate into their individual lives. We believe every individual has the potential for leadership. A corporation that encourages, trains and expects leaders at every level will not fear decentralization. It will discover individual peak performance, individual accountability and individual self-supervision.
Thomas J. Watson Sr. is considered the traditional founder of IBM. He lead IBM from May 1914 through May 1956.
"Ginni Rometty inherited an IBM facing significant challenges. I haven't walked in her shoes but I imagine it is even more difficult in today's executive environment to make the hard decisions facing her on a daily basis. I see IBM going through these significant challenges - - many related to material covered in these essays. As an ex-IBM employee I would like to see IBM succeed and move past these challenges.
I can state from personal experience that IBM, at all executive levels, could use a refresher as provided by "We Are All Assistants." Watson's approach has been lost in a "war of inches" over the past 25 years. I anticipate if he were here today, suddenly in charge of IBM, his play book would be very similar to what's provided in these essays by Peter Greulich."
Former IBM Employee, October 1, 2013