In a famous Saturday Night Live sketch, Christopher Walken plays a music producer who’s solution for improvement while in a recording session is to constantly ask for more cowbell. The brilliance of the sketch reaches far beyond the inept producer who doesn’t know what he’s doing and goes straight to the heart of managers who often propose equally ineffective solutions to problems, simply because it’s all they know.

I know of one CEO who believes that his best solution to grow his company is to simply spend more time “training” his employees. In spite of a changing market, having everything to do with the…