In my experience, when you go into most companies what you find is good people and bad management. You can turn that around really quickly by starting with an inspirational dream, setting some challenges and getting everyone focussed.
So said Kevin Roberts, CEO of Saatchj & Saatchi in his book Lovemarks.
Unlike most CEO’s, when he took up the reigns he chose to not bring in his own management, didn’t shift people around or make other typical wholesale changes
Instead, HR inspired and demonstrated belief and respect.