The Basic Reality of People and Performance – An illustration

I read a Zig Ziglar quote

“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” 

and it got me thinking that I can do something similar with the cartoons. So, I thought about what I wanted to say and how I wanted to anchor and illustrate it to my way of thinking about organizational improvement and I came up with this:

That seems to sum things up pretty nicely.

SWs UNDERSTAND the basic reality

The reality is thumping and bumping along on the things that do not work smoothly.

As inspirational and effective leaders, we have an involving and engaging vision of where we are going and its attractiveness.

But we understand that not everyone shares in that vision and that the view from the back of the wagon is not really motivational and inspirational and that many people do not feel engaged, involved and empowered.

So, we need to all engage in some initiatives to make improvements, recognizing that continuous improvement is continuous and that the future will operate differently than it does today.

Pretty good food for thought, eh?

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Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant.

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