Friday, July 1, 2011

Call to Arms

The secret of fortune is joy in our hands. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today marks the beginning of Something New.
Today the dynamic of the job has changed.  Although you are in my employ, you work for yourselves.
Own your work.
Together we will set a direction, but you will set the path.
Feet draggers will be left behind.


In response to...
What if today, right now, no jokes at all, you were actually in charge, the boss, the Head Honcho. Write the “call to arms” note you’re sending to everyone (staff, customers, suppliers, Board) charting the path ahead for the next 12 months and the next 5 years. Now take this manifesto, print it out somewhere you can see, preferably in big letters you can read from your chair.

You’re just written your own job description. You know what you have to do. Go!

(bonus: send it to the CEO with the title “The things we absolutely have to get right – nothing else matters.”)

(Author: Sasha Dichter)


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