Cute puppy photo attached!
MVP: Both leaders and organizations can get distracted, resulting in the loss of opportunity to learn important things.
My son Collin has a new puppy named Ruby.
Ruby is very bright, eager to please, and learns quickly.
That said, it can be very difficult to teacher her when there are distractions around.
New sounds, sights, and people capture her attention, and all hope of learning is lost!
None of this is surprising because Ruby is a puppy.
But in some ways, aren’t we all like puppies?
The essential lessons (or work) gets pushed aside by something new and exciting.
This happens at the individual level, but also at the organizational level.
The phenomena referred to as “flavor of the month” occurs when an organization roles out new initiative and then abandons it in favor of a new one. And the cycle repeats.
In a sense, the organization is behaving like a puppy by taking its attention off of what is important and chasing something shiny and new.
Today’s intention: Find a puppy and bring it home. Just kidding. 😬 Think about the changes that help focus you on supporting and growing others and the ones that distract you.
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