How Lou Gerstner eliminated the Slide Presentation Culture in IBM

When Lou Gerstner joined IBM in 1993, he was depressed. In the first few weeks into the job he would sit through 8 hour presentations and understand nothing! 

Source: Harvard Business Review

One of the measures that he took was that the executive team abandon slide presentations and submit plans injargon-freee prose. 

Source: Mckinsey, Leadership in Context 


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