Thursday, September 15, 2011

Busy People

We live in a time when members of Congress admit that they have not read major pieces of legislation. Between service on a multitude of committees and responding to constituent requests, they rely upon the summaries prepared by staff members who may or may not be capable. Similar examples can be found in business and non-profit organizations where executives scurry from meeting to meeting, scan e-mail, and lean heavily on staff.

A natural question might be, "Who takes the time to think around here?"

Unfortunately, in many cases the answer is, "I rely on the boss [or the staffer]." It resembles two outfielders who think the other is going to make the catch and consequently, no one does.

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