Dave Gardner’s “Thank God It’s Monday” 14FEB11

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

This week’s focus: business execution

As I headed to the office shortly before sunrise on a Saturday morning, I was greeted by a very long, white, jet contrail against a deep blue sky.  I can’t ever recall seeing such a long, perfectly-formed contrail. There were no winds aloft to erode the integrity of the contrail.  The purpose and direction of the jet was not in doubt.

As I drove a few blocks further on this cool, crisp morning, I encountered a mother and her young daughter walking towards a hotel for an event.  Both were moving at a fast, determined pace grinning from ear to ear as they set out for their day—you could see and feel their energy and excitement. Their purpose and direction was not in doubt.

After 30 years of authoritarian, dictatorial leadership, the Egyptian protesters prevailed in a mere 18 days. If the Egyptian people don’t ultimately get what they want, they’ll be back in the streets. They are no longer victims—they have seized control of their destiny. The protestors left no doubt about their purpose and direction.

The signs are all around us. Companies and departments within companies that have a strong, purposeful direction (rather than an uncertain, meandering direction) will execute far better than those that don’t.  Embracing this understanding will help you and your company thrive.

Thought for the week:

“Every minute you spend in your life is either spent bringing you closer to your goals or moving you away from your goals.” – Bo Bennett

Note: I welcome your blog comments!

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

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