Here's someone who says what I've been thinking, and more:
The Institutional Innovation Manifesto - Umair Haque - Harvard Business Review: "Whoever does reinvent the job might have finally built a company that's so relentlessly innovative, so fully engaged, so unshakably persevering that it reduces pretty much everyone else to a distant second place."
He talks about numerous other things that need changing, including the corporation and the board of directors (these, apparently, are just as bad as they seem from the outside).
It's very helpful to read others who are on the same page -- for one thing, it keeps me from thinking I'm crazy. Need to figure out a way to get us all together at a conference.