Sunday, June 21, 2009

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

You remember that famous line from the Wizard of Oz. The mere thought of the existence of these scary creatures was enough to mortify the characters of the movie. The problem is, the were so fearful of unknown that they worked themselves into a frenzy over it. This is what happens sometimes when leaders are asked to look at doing business in a new or different way... to go down a new road... a proverbial "yellow brick road." There's lots of danger and suspense. Bad things can be waiting around every corner. Indeed, that could be the case.

But great new opportunities could be waiting around the corner as well and if the leader is not willing to venture down the road, they'll never know what could await them. Go on... live life a little. Take some risk and try new things. Conservative leaders may survive, but they surely will not thrive!

Richard B. Gasaway, PhD, EFO, CFO
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