Many businesses bring in new blood from time to time, particularly when crises hit. If this is because the “old blood” is not up to the challenge, OK, but usually  it is not because the new people are smarter, or more motivated than the “old blood” but because the weight if the status quo prevents the “old blood” from doing what needs to be done, and “new blood”, unaffected by the status quo, indeed often with a brief to change it,  can get on with it.


It is interesting to consider where the responsibility for this failure rests, and often it is not with those who pay the price for the failure, but those who failed to display leadership when it was required, when the existing management could have executed the changes necessary.