Archive for May, 2010
There is growth and there is decline. Staying the same is not an option. (Johnson & Johnson, pg. 208).
That is a very powerful thought from Joining Together, a widely used textbook on teams and leadership. Remember that you and your brain are changing every day: there is no staying the same. So, which do you choose, growth or decline? If you want growth, then you better find a leader to follow towards growth - or better yet, become a leader yourself. Otherwise, you are in the process of decline.
How often have you attended a meeting that was sabotaged by an elephant or sneak attack? By elephant, I mean that there was something that no one mentioned, but nearly everyone was thinking about. It was so big, so powerful in turning people’s focus from the meeting’s purpose, that there was no chance for the meeting to be a success. Or else, someone abruptly brought up a subject or issue that grabbed everyone’s attention, so the presenter might as well have been speaking to an empty room. How often have you experienced that feeling that this meeting has been derailed and nothing good is going to come from it?