The peripheral visionary…

25 03 2014

“I was a peripheral visionary – I could see the future, but only way off to the side.” ~Stephen Wright

Whenever Stephen Wright has a quote that is related to the comic, I HAVE to use it, because I love that guy.  However, for your leadership Kumbaya for the day, I found a quote that just about says it all (and the crowd applauded for brevity!):  “Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn’t, management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team’s mission.” ~Pat Riley

Speaking with a unified voice on the management team makes for a well-built foundation from which to launch strategic plans.  It makes it that much harder for the “Debby Downers”, Cynics, Passive aggressive staff, competitors, and other evil-doers to get a crowbar into the foundation and start to undermine the team.  All they need is a crack in leadership’s united front to do really big damage to our foundation.

Speaking of peripheral…

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Rubes Cartoons used with permission.  www.rubescartoons.com

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