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Three Box Leaders Serve From Their Station

By Vijay Govindarajan and Hylke Faber

I sing Hallelujah to my soul
though it is raw and twisted and discovering.
At least it sees light where I had drawn
the shades, and become small.
—Yvonne Higgins Leach, Poet, former Boeing Communications Leader


Three Box Leaders know that great innovation is hard work. They manage the present (Box 1), systematically and selectively forget the past (Box 2) and create a new future (Box 3). And challenges like project failures and delays seem to come at every turn; often times, the bigger the . . .

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