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March 07, 2012


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david k waltz


I think some of the underlying cause for the phenomenon you describe is our need to see things happen, especially the higher up one goes.

If something can be done and accomplished this quarter, or this year, it tends to get more focus because it is more immediate, and the completion of it is what we seek in order to feel the gratification of "a job well done".

Lee Crumbaugh

David, I agree, no doubt we are always tempted to do smaller, immediate, easier things. I think that's basic human nature. But leadership is burdened with the responsibility of continually assessing what's the best, most important thing to be doing, not going with the flow of ease and less resistance. A good leader often has to swim against the current to lead the organization to a better place.

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