How do we manage change
while barely changing ourselves?
We are caught in no man’s land
charging out of trenches
to who knows where and
we can’t go back.
Yet we are not moving forward.
We keep our heads down as
barrages of tips and advice on
critical success variables
innovative strategic planning
killer app tactics
and mutating technology
explode over our heads
while 3 more screens scream,
“LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME.”
Face down in the mud
We hear the management consultants bellow out
the latest 55 rules of success and the
200 competencies we need to achieve them.
Or they send us anemic marching orders
dressed up as a large font 100 page parable book
about moving cheese or learning 5 secrets.
Perhaps it is time to just stop in the muck
See where we are and if we really need to
storm the next trench.
Let’s look ahead and look carefully at what we leave behind
before we race head long into a Passchendaele parade.