May 3rd, 2013

Alignable vs. Unalignable Differences

By Ron Nakamoto

This blog post analyzes the very public failure of Ron Johnson to lead J.C. Penney to greater success.  As the post points out, one aspect of the failure involved the misalignment of values between J.C. Penney and Johnson.

 J.C. Penney is an institution, so human adaptation isn't really feasible.  In family businesses, we've discovered that focusing on alignable differences through setting priorities – what's more important than differences amongst family members – is a key to building a cohesive family and business family culture.


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