The time honored Hans Christian Anderson tale about the emperor and his new clothes, or lack thereof, bears significance for corporate boardrooms today.
To remind you of this story, an Emperor cares very little about his responsibilities and only about wearing fine clothes. Two dishonest weavers promise the Emperor new clothes made of such high quality fabric that they are invisible to anyone who is stupid or incompetent. The emperor proudly goes out wearing what he believes are these fine new clothes but are actually nothing and he is in fact naked. His subjects and attendants fear telling the emperor the truth because they worry that they’d be deemed incompetent. Finally, it takes the innocent honesty of a child to point out the folly of the emperor’s ways.Read More›