I recently attended a meeting where we started the meeting by playing a game called “Remembering the Future.” The objective of the game was to think ahead one year into the future, and ask ourselves “We had an incredibly successful year in our organization.
In aviation or sailing. A chart is plotted, the direction is set, and then many small adjustments are made along the journey, due to divergences from the course. External factors like wind can blow us off course for a minute, but we learn to adjust and move forward.
I love college football. As practices started and I heard the news that Joe Paterno, Head Coach of the Penn State University football team was recently injured in a sideline collision with a player, I was reminded of a Sports Illustrated article I read about him before the start of last season.
I recently got the pleasure of working with a new account in a space that was relatively new to me. When we met with their executives to review the PR Proposal, to determine if we would be their agency of choice, their CEO expressed some hesitation in our not being able to really understand the space.
Several years ago my brother-in-law made an interesting comment about a potential new in-law. His comment rang very true in the context of the family setting we were in, but I believe it makes as much sense and is as applicable to a work environment as well.