April 9, 2024

Don’t blow


It’s almost always a good idea to take a position.

The almost in that sentence is for influential and senior leaders who want to avoid shutting down a conversation before it’s has a chance of life.

The rest of the time, taking a position is good. It let’s everyone know where you stand. As with all parameters, this breeds creativity as everyone is released from doubt and can get to work with what they now know.

The problem comes when a received position is held onto because of dogma alone. When it’s no longer appropriate or useful, but just because the decision was once taken (and often because of who took it), nothing is allowed to change.

Creativity, stifled.

Risk taking, eliminated.

Evolution, halted.

Take a position. Don’t blow with the wind. But be prepared to move in the face of time, progress, knowledge and skills.

Skippy strategy: Position without dogma.