Dave Gardner’s “Thank God It’s Monday” 09APR12

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

This week’s focus: business execution

The National Geographic channel was live outside my office window Saturday morning in a show that lasted over an hour.

Up to four blackbirds teamed to chase away an overly-curious red-tailed hawk circling a nest in a large pine tree 50 feet from my window. The blackbirds dive bombed the much larger hawk’s body and its wings in a mid-air dogfight. At times, they were 30 feet above the ground and at others times probably 300 feet in the air. The tenacity of all the birds was admirable.

If only companies were as tenacious about dealing with potential threats to their well being. The birds model a powerful process for dealing with threats: get on it and stay on it until the threat is removed no matter what it takes. This is instinctual.

Are your processes and commitment to dealing with issues that threaten profitable and sustainable growth as tenacious and effective? If so, it is likely you’ll thrive. If not, you’ve got some work to do.

Thought for the week:

“What RIM didn’t recognize at the time was that its tribe was born of necessity, not affinity.” – Rick S. Levick, Why RIM Lost Its Crew, Its Groove, FastCompany.com

What do you think? I welcome your blog comments!


Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting


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One Response to Dave Gardner’s “Thank God It’s Monday” 09APR12

  1. We’re on the same wavelength again, Dave. Check out my article in Texas CEO magazine entitled Crisis in Cyberspace about how few organizations do the necessary planning and thinking to avert crises: http://texasceomagazine.com/departments/crisis-in-cyberspace/


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