Saturday, June 23, 2018

PuzzleParalysis

One of the constants of leading organizations (whether it be our family or a multi-national corporation) is that there is uncertainty on the horizon.

Always at play are changing relationships, unexpected events, shifting markets, disrupted supply chains, unpredictable customers, and innovative moves/products (introduced either by your own folks or those of your competitors).

Making necessary BIG PICTURE decisions (whether as CEO or as a mom) is somewhat like putting together a 10,000 piece puzzle, without the benefit of having the full picture before us OR all the puzzle pieces in our possession.  What to do?

We can either succumb to paralysis and do nothing...
OR
We can make the decisions needed to move us forward for today, understanding that LEARNING will occur which will propel us forward or require subsequent corrective action.

LEARNING rarely happens in a state of paralysis.

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