The Minnesota TImberwolves are the hottest team in the NBA. If you follow basketball at all, you know it wasn't always so. They got off to a horrific start under coach Randy Wittmann. The new coach Kevin McHale with the same players has run off a remarkable streak, they are 10-2 in 2009.
We've tried to manage our Motley Fool business the Drucker way for 15 years, too. Lemme ask you a question. I'm putting you in charge of your human resources group, in charge of your corporate culture, and you have two choices of how to spend $100,000 -- your call, here, Drucker or Anti-Drucker -- these are the two ways you can invest:
(a) a program to try to get D- employees up to a C, people who have motivational and/or social problems, toxicly bring down the teams they're on, and clearly aren't fit to be hired even by weak competitors in your field, or
You can see what McHale has done, since he took over the same players are high scoring, routinely putting up over 100 a night instead of trying to win 82-80, they are throwing their best at the opponent and daring them to beat them. Its Drucker at his finest. Randy Foye has been unleashed under McHale
(b) a program to invest in your stars -- invest in more training, outside experiences, and leadership opportunities for your best employees