Hope for the best, expect the worst, deal with either.

19 11 2015

“Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.” ~Mark Twain

In our personal lives, we’ve got plenty of experience in dealing with whatever happens, versus what we had planned.  We look at the weather report, plan something, then find out that the 10% chance of rain happened, and we change our plans.  We plan for our kids to grow up and go off to college, and they decide that the military is for them instead.  We plan to cook steaks on the grill, burn them, and order pizza.  That’s real life.

Corporate leadership (i.e. the minority part of your life called work) is no different. It’s good to have a strategic plan, or a budget, or a key performance indicator that you want to hit.  Then reality strikes, phones go down, partner volume is low (or so high you can’t handle it), a recession hits.  Employees that you count on to do a project take another job.  It’s no different.  Hope for the best, expect the worst, deal with either.  Then go home, and live your real life.

(and for a few bonus weather jokes)

“Weather forecast for tonight: dark” ~George Carlin

“The Bermuda Triangle got tired of warm weather. It moved to Alaska.  Now Santa Claus is missing.” ~Steven Wright

Speaking of weather…

weatherpain

Rubes cartoons used with permission. www.rubescartoons.com

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