August 9, 2017

Work with the willing


There are people and organisations who’s plan is to wait. They wait until the market as moved and then run to catch up. They wait until the winning technology becomes clear and then jump on board. They wait until the problem gets solved by somebody else. They’re not proactive. They don’t embrace the new.

No matter whether you think that’s smart, if it’s their plan and they can do what they like.

So what?

Don’t waste time trying to change them from the outside.

If your plan is based on people and organisations making active choices to shake things up – like every start-up and every ambitious manager and every other agent of change – go work with the willing. Find like-minds who see the upside, can live with the risk and are prepared to do something about it.

Don’t wait for the wait-it-outers.

Skippy strategy: Work with the willing.