Dave Gardner’s “Thank God It’s Monday” 25JUL11

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

This week’s focus: business execution

From MSNBC.com on Saturday, July 23rd, comes this news:

“Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27.”

Everyone who admired her enormous talent has seen this announcement coming for years. We just didn’t know when the news would hit.

In the book WillFul Blindness, Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril,  Margaret Heffenmen writes:

“The biggest threats we face aren’t hidden or secret. They’re the ones we choose to overlook.”And, so it is for both people and companies.Saying, “Oh, that’s just Amy” or “Oh, that’s just a firm suffering from big company syndrome” does nothing to alter a self-destructive course.

Understanding this and working relentlessly to overcome a less-than-desirable status quo will help you and your company thrive.

Thought for the week:

“If politicians ran companies there would be little productivity and no profit.” – Alan Weiss

What do you think? I welcome your blog comments!


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

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