DEVELOPING STAGES ANALYSIS Updated July 5 2015
Logo of Greece

Greece Nation

GREECE — Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic and known since ancient times as Hellas, is a country in Southern Europe. According to the 2011 census, Greece's population is around 11 million. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city.
Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Western Asia, and Africa, and shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north and Turkey to the northeast. The country consists of nine geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands, Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km in length, featuring a vast number of islands. Eighty percent of Greece consists of mountains, of which Mount Olympus is the highest, at 2,917 m.
... more less

STATE BY TRANSITION

Greece
Wheel position details:
Stage:
1
  • Revenue, GDP, Activity: Uncertain growth
  • Organizational focus: Explore/Discover
  • Main motivating force: Conviction
  • Ideal role of leader: Transformer
  • Source of inspiration: Inside
  • Cohesion trend: Fragmentation
  • Company attractiveness: Sentiment driven
  • Breakup risk:
Leader:
 
  • Role: Transformer
  • Reign: 2015 - Present
  • Fit:
    - Leader fits organization
Transition slider

STAGES OVER TIME

TIMELINE SUMMERY

STAGE TRANSITION PERIOD STAGE
Organizational focus to:Explore / Discover 2015 -  
1
Organizational focus to:Confront / Purify 2008 - 2015
4
Organizational focus to:Scale / Optimize 2004 - 2008
3
Organizational focus to:Innovate / Nurture 1996 - 2004
2
LEADERSHIP TRANSITION REIGN ROLE
Alexis Tsipras 2015 -   Transformer
 
Antonis Samaras 2012 - 2015 Reformer
 
Lucas Papademos 2011 - 2012 Reformer
 
George Papandreou 2009 - 2011 Reformer
 
Constantine Alexander Karamanlis 2004 - 2009 Grower
 
Costas Simitis 1996 - 2004 Builder
 
Note: Consult Timeline with sources below for supporting material.

ESSAY

If you'd like to share, follow or like this analysis, login first.

In 2008, Greece experiences a sharp decline in its GDP (Source: The World Bank).
Note: The next version will retrieve and show a nation's GDP history under STAGES OVER TIME not unlike the shareprice history is retrieved and shown for public companies. 

When the London School of Economics alumnus, George Papandreou, is elected primeminister in 2009, the government's financial position appears to be worse than anticipated. With a BBB+ rating, Greece scores lowest in Europe. A path of confrontation and purification unfolds on Papandreou's watch.

Leaving his position early to make way for a national unity government, Papandreou is succeeded by caretaker prime ministers (Lucas Papademos: about 6 months and Panagiotis Pikrammenos: 1.5 month) until a snap election brings the New Democracy leader, Antonis Samaras, to power as prime minister.

Samaras has no option but to finish the process of confrontation and purification that Papandreou had started. When, in 2014, Samaras' candidate for the Greek presidency doesn't get the support needed from parliament, the Greek constitution forces him to call a snap general election.

When, as reformer, Samantas must hand the reigns to Alexis Tsipras, he becomes a victim of 'democracy' - an ancient Greek invention, which now (as then) is often used as the means to hold on to power (or gain it) by swaying public opinion (Putin, for one - Source).   

Banking on his conviction, Tsipras assumes a transformer-type of role as prime minister - a leader typically driven more from within (as Heraclitus once urged his students) rather than from without (such as by the IMF, EU, and ECB).

With the mindset of a transformer, Tsipras triggers and sustains a political vortex of conflicting patterns of behavior that may indeed bring about a much needed transformation but, strangely enough, perhaps not in Greece but in Europe.

As a result, Tsipras may eventually be remembered as the political leader who helped boost the proper political integration of Europe not by his advocacy but by holding the European electorate at his mercy in pursuit of the ill-fated privileges of the Greek.

Our analysis is that one should not underestimate an electorate... Transformer-type leaders, such as Tsipras, do not necessarily need much time to shift a nation or corporation from one stage to the next. It is the novel awareness - if not paradigm shift - they bring about that matters. 

The next Greek prime minister should assume the role of 'builder' again seeking to achieve rising growth by innovation and by nurturing early success. 

If you'd like to share, follow or like this analysis, login first.

In 2008, Greece experiences a sharp decline in its GDP (Source: The World Bank).
Note: The next version will retrieve and show a nation's GDP history under STAGES OVER TIME not unlike the shareprice history is retrieved and shown for public companies. 

When the London School of Economics alumnus, George Papandreou, is elected primeminister in 2009, the government's financial position appears to be worse than anticipated. With a BBB+ rating, Greece scores lowest in Europe. A path of confrontation and purification unfolds on Papandreou's watch.

Leaving his position early to make way for a national unity government, Papandreou is succeeded by caretaker prime ministers (Lucas Papademos: about 6 months and Panagiotis Pikrammenos: 1.5 month) until a snap election brings the New Democracy leader, Antonis Samaras, to power as prime minister.

Samaras has no option but to finish the process of confrontation and purification that Papandreou had started. When, in 2014, Samaras' candidate for the Greek presidency doesn't get the support needed from parliament, the Greek constitution forces him to call a snap general election.

When, as reformer, Samantas must hand the reigns to Alexis Tsipras, he becomes a victim of 'democracy' - an ancient Greek invention, which now (as then) is often used as the means to hold on to power (or gain it) by swaying public opinion (Putin, for one - Source).   

Banking on his conviction, Tsipras assumes a transformer-type of role as prime minister - a leader typically driven more from within (as Heraclitus once urged his students) rather than from without (such as by the IMF, EU, and ECB).

With the mindset of a transformer, Tsipras triggers and sustains a political vortex of conflicting patterns of behavior that may indeed bring about a much needed transformation but, strangely enough, perhaps not in Greece but in Europe.

As a result, Tsipras may eventually be remembered as the political leader who helped boost the proper political integration of Europe not by his advocacy but by holding the European electorate at his mercy in pursuit of the ill-fated privileges of the Greek.

Our analysis is that one should not underestimate an electorate... Transformer-type leaders, such as Tsipras, do not necessarily need much time to shift a nation or corporation from one stage to the next. It is the novel awareness - if not paradigm shift - they bring about that matters. 

The next Greek prime minister should assume the role of 'builder' again seeking to achieve rising growth by innovation and by nurturing early success. 

TIMELINE

END OF ANALYSIS

Log in or sign up to leave a comment.

  • Revenue, GDP, Activity: Uncertain growth
  • Organizational focus: Explore/Discover
  • Main motivating force: Conviction
  • Ideal role of leader: Transformer
  • Source of inspiration: Inside
  • Cohesion trend: Fragmentation
  • Company attractiveness: Sentiment driven
  • Breakup risk:
  • Revenue, GDP, Activity: Rising growth
  • Organizational focus: Innovate/Nurture
  • Main motivating force: Vision
  • Ideal role of leader: Builder
  • Source of inspiration: Outside
  • Cohesion trend: Integration
  • Company attractiveness: Buy/hold
  • Breakup risk:
  • Revenue, GDP, Activity: Stable growth
  • Organizational focus: Scale/Optimize
  • Main motivating force: Culture
  • Ideal role of leader: Grower
  • Source of inspiration: Inside
  • Cohesion trend: Integration
  • Company attractiveness: Buy/hold
  • Breakup risk:
  • Revenue, GDP, Activity: Declining growth
  • Organizational focus: Confront/Purify
  • Main motivating force: Openness
  • Ideal role of leader: Reformer
  • Source of inspiration: Outside
  • Cohesion trend: Fragmentation
  • Company attractiveness: Sentiment driven
  • Breakup risk: Partial or total