Enjoy this excerpt from our new book, Healthy Leadership.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a world-famous tourist attraction, but unlike most architectural landmarks, it isn’t because of its breathtaking design. In fact, quite the opposite. Its architect never intended on it being a leaning bell tower. But something went very wrong during its 177 years of construction.
Work on the ground floor of the tower began in 1173. But five years later, the tower began to sink after construction had progressed to the second floor. This was due to a mere three-meter foundation, set in weak, unstable subsoil, and a design that was flawed from the beginning.
Similarly, your team’s house can only be as strong as the foundation of values you build. Otherwise, you run the risk of the structure tipping to one side, like the Leaning Tower of Pisa.