March 23, 2016

Walking upside down


“If we could walk upside down, we could …”

No one plans on the impossible.

As a brainstorming exercise – putting some weirdness into play that inspires a thought that leads to a breakthrough that open a new avenue – absolutely. But not the actual walking upside down part.

Different but same: “If only he would change his whole work ethic and get a socialness implant and learn how to code in C, we could …”

There’s no point planning for that kind of impossible either.

Which means, if the role needs skills they neither have nor are capable of acquiring, and attitudes they’ve steadfastly refused to embrace … then you may as well be asking them to walk upside down.

And if that’s impossible, make other plans.

Skippy strategy: Don’t plan on wishes.