May 21, 2020

A bad direction


When things start to go wrong or look like they might be heading in a bad direction, you can sit on the sofa and watch (it’ll be crowded on there, but you can easy your way in), you can stand on the side lines and complain (with everyone else there it’ll be noisy, so maybe just shout out the odd word, Referee!), or you can do something about it.

That certainly doesn’t mean sweeping them into a side room as you take full control nor does it mean pointing out every weakness in their plan and leaving them standing in the corridor.

It does mean offering at least the bones of an alternative plan and a decent idea about why they should consider it. It also means digging in if they want help and staying away if they don’t.

Skippy strategy: It’s their job – help them do it better.