Dave Gardner’s “Thank God It’s Monday” 18APR11

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

This week’s focus: business execution

My late friend, Dr. H.M. “Doc” Upton, M.D., took a big band jazz group to the 1970 Osaka World Exposition.  The lines for the exhibits were quite long. Doc invented a way of circumventing the lines–he would simply push the 30 or so uniformed band members to the front of the line all the while saying, “Excuse me–we have reservations for the front of the line.” Who knew?

Those at his celebration of life service laughed and laughed when they heard that story.  It was just like Doc to exploit every advantage he could in life when it came to saving lives, taking a big band jazz group to Japan, or simply overcoming a long line.

What is your company doing to make a reservation for the front of the line so you can thrive?

Thought for the week:

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”  – Confucius

What do you think? I welcome your blog comments!


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

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