What happened to Arnold?
Back in January, the California governor's approval rating was at 62% - this week he was handed a decisive kick in the political crotch when all four of his personally endorsed special ballot initiatives went down in flames.
I'm not going to argue the pro and con of the ballot measures, but I can't help but comment on what must have led to the overwhelming failure of Arnold's agenda.
There's only one way a team with such good numbers in January could land so hard and fast in November. They paid FAR too much attention to their own PR.
- It's called Incestuous Amplification - when a group of people with similar opinions and interests exclude contrary views they have a tendency to arrive at outrageous conclusions regarding their own beliefs.
Is there a lesson in this for your organization? If you're not getting REGULAR contrary input - you are destined to join the Governator in a feast of humble pie.