“I took off for a weekend last month
Just to try and recall the whole year
All of the faces and all of the places
Wonderin where they all disappeared
I didn’t ponder the question too long
I was hungry and went out for a bite
Ran into a chum with a bottle of rum
And we wound up drinkin all night.”
Every once and a while we all would like to take the weekend off, check out from responsibilities, chores and mental exercises and stress.
After some of the events in my life recently, this has never been truer for me!
As our organization changes we will become better at non-automotive business, we will become better at complex projects where the box from Delta is the key platform, but not the most complex or technical product we sell. One of the pitfall’s we should avoid is the elimination of magical thinking. Magical thinking believes that something will happen without any real effort on your part. This is normal thinking in children, but self defeating in adults.
We will not get better by wishing and hoping. We will not get better because we had a training session, or because we thought we were better. Emotional maturity, organizational maturity and long term success are linked together; the Dennison survey highlights a number of opportunities for our organization, consistency, involvement and the stratification of our message.
Performance Planning, communications and understanding that new situations, new customers require we all work, cooperate, not expecting or wishing for success. Conversations and frustrations should be managed with those involved; side comments, emails or conversations about the situation are not productive mature behavior. Not what winners do!
Performance Planning and understanding insures our best days lie ahead.