This is a good post and one that I can relate to in my field of Change Management. Managing change is something that a lot of management teams will try to do themselves.
A few of the better ones will realise it has taken them much longer to achieve the benefits than they originally planned and taken a lot more effort; I, and others like me, then stand a chance of being invited to help with the next change.
However, there are still a lot of senior teams who will do everything themselves and keep failing to deliver transformational change time and time again. This quote is from a CEO I have worked with and sums up the situation very well:
“Our business has gone through some massive changes in the past few of years but I like to do things on the cheap and see things through myself. In some ways this has been a false economy. By juggling too many things at the same time the resultant effect, as you’ve made reference to, is the timeline increases between initiation of the change to realising any benefit.”
via Management by Reflection Blog