The world is going crazy. Starbucks changed its logo. Taco Bell announced that they have meat in their tacos (I actually liked the other stuff). EZ Bake Ovens have been taken off the shelves and “Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots have been moved to the “old toy section.”
“There is no right way to do the wrong thing.” Somebody once said that and I recently heard it reiterated on a stage by a guy making a point in a presentation. I can’t recall, but my guess is that he must have been a good speaker or I probably wouldn’t have remembered this nugget. Nevertheless, now it’s stuck in my brain along with Ashford & Simpson’s timeless chorus, “Solid – solid as a rock.” (I heard it last week for the first time in a decade and I remembered why I love that era of music).
Here’s a thought for those of us leading a business. At the rosiest point, when you’re the most robust, it is time to reinvent. Can you get any more counter-intuitive in your thought process? No, not really. When times are the absolute best, that’s the time to check out what needs to be done to move the business forward.
It is better to give than to receive. I’m sure you agree that this caring thought is on the very short list of some of the best ideas to ever be considered. Getting a gift is good too, but giving and then watching a person’s face erupt with a smile from ear to ear upon receipt of something special – well, that’s truly one of the great blessings in life.