Rande Somma is the author of the business book “Leadershit” – yes you read that right, replace the “P” in leadership with a “T” – “Leadershit”.
In the book, Rande talks about the incredibly broken systems we have in corporate America where CEO’s, boards, and private equity groups are motivated to do bad things and create short term results that have incredible impacts on the people and integrity of the organization.
Rande was an intrapreneur within Johnson Controls where he rose the ranks of what was an $800M manufacturing company when he began, to 15 years later where he was the President of the company that had grown to $20B in global revenues, in 26 countries, and with 75,000 people.
What he witnessed as he rose the ranks and has sat on many boards since has really disturbed him and he wrote the book “Leadershit” to articulate how our systems are badly broken and provide the wrong incentives.
This is certainly an opening conversation where we truly come to understand that all we can control is what we do ourselves, AND certainly that we need to be careful with the types of people we associate ourselves with.