React…Respond….. Initiate.

Reacting to something takes little thought, it is easy.

Responding to something is harder, it takes thought  and usually some resources

Initiating is really hard, it requires you to be prepared to be wrong! This is always hard, as it often leads to questions that invoke the power of hindsight in the questioner, and if he/she is your boss, what then?.

This simple thought, “what will the boss say if it is wrong?” is enough to stop 95% of people from initiating anything, and some of those who do grasp the nettle, do get fired. Not comfortable.

As Thomas Watson, the founder and first chairman of IBM said,   “The fastest way to succeed is to double your failure rate”  so initiate something today, despite the risk, it will make your day!

About strategyaudit

StrategyAudit is a boutique strategy and marketing consultancy concentrating on the challenges of the medium sized manufacturing businesses that make up the backbone of our economy. The particular focus is on their strategic and marketing development. as well as the business and operational efficiency improvements necessary for day to day commercial survival. We not only give advice, we go down "into the weeds" to ensure and enable implementation.
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