Dave Gardner’s “Thank God It’s Monday” 11OCT10

“Thank God It’s Monday” is to help companies thrive!

This week’s focus: business execution

The plight of 33 Chilean miners trapped beneath 2200 feet of rock has captivated the world’s attention since early August.  The “Plan B” drilling operation succeeded in reaching the trapped men in just the past few days—nearly 2 months earlier than originally predicted.  The “Plan A” and “Plan C” drilling veered off course and were abandoned.

When failure is not an option, we must applaud the Chileans for employing multiple, parallel approaches to rescue these men. I am grateful for the extraordinary efforts of everyone involved in this rescue.  With great anticipation, I await the safe return of all 33 men to the surface in the next few days.

Recently, my “Thought for the Week” was:

“When obstacles arise, change your direction to reach your goal, not the decision to get there.” -Zig Ziglar

The Chileans personify this thought.

Thought for the week:

“If you’re tightening your belt, it means your belt is already too loose or you have too much weight to begin with. Why not take a strategic look at your operation instead of a reactive one caused by external elements?” – Dr. Alan Weiss, Summit Consulting

Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting http://www.gardnerandassoc.com

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