I’m currently re-reading Orrin Woodward‘s book Resolved: 13 Resolutions of Life (among other books as well). I’m in the 11th. chapter ; “systems thinking”, and was struck by this quote form Orrin: “In today’s competitive environment, if the system isn’t broken, then a person must break it to improve it anyway, before his competitors do this and put him out of business.”
It’s thinking like that, that has me constantly excited about where the leaders of this great organization are taking us! Change is not only good, it’s a requirement! By making frequent changes, we buy time to flesh out what does and doesn’t work. Thus putting us miles ahead of the competition who often lack the courage and will stay with the motto: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That mindset screams ‘don’t innovate’, which means over time, it will be obsolete.
The Team/LIFE leaders study systems ad-nauseum, and within that mindset, they are always studying how to get the most out of the leverage points of your life/business. Just one more reason why we learn and follow. We can all take a little comfort in knowing that with our leaders, we will be in business for a long, long time.
God bless, John Graff