Apparently, according to some research, that the “best” decisions are the ones that are made quickly:
The question is… how do you get it not to decay? Vision, if not repeated, is lost. This seems counter-intuitive but it’s actually not and it’s relationship to great leadership is pretty darn intimate.
The reality is this: The vision that you have for your company needs to be shared consistently, constantly, because you and even the most brilliant of your friends and staff forget it fast (and almost completely).
I fundamentally believe in diversity and the value that diversity brings into the context of a growing organization.
I believe that it’s important to build organizations with people that do not all look the same. I believe it’s important to have a mix of women and men at all levels of the organization, from SMEs to leadership.
We are creatures of story. We live our lives surrounded by stories. We live our lives by being in them ourselves.
Sometimes we are the protagonist and hold an acclaimed title role. Sometimes we are the villain. But, in most circumstances, we are simply supporting actors, “stock” characters in the middle of someone else’s story arch.
"We utilize both relationship and ambition. But, when given the choice? Choose relationship." – Latest insight from @8BIT.
— Andrew Mason (@andrewjmason) April 26, 2016
Andrew and I have built a relationship over the course of many years, first as professionals in a company environment as team members and then as friends.
When I was younger in my years I spent time waiting tables.
I hated this job and there were very few things that I took away from this experience except, perhaps, the most important: A deep appreciation and respect for those that do.
Well, okay, I lied – there are a few possible takeaways… but who’s to say how concretely they’ve cemented in my pysche…
My father has always said that most of the things in life are outside of our control and what we really are control over is how we respond to those things.
So far, I’ve found this principle to be true and as I get older I realize that defaulting to gratitude is a really good go-to start block for pretty much anything, even the bad stuff.