Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Committee Considerations

I was recently asked to serve on a committee for a community organization; an invitation that usually plunges me into full "escape and evade" mode. This was a pleasant exception and here are the reasons:

  • The cause is a good one.
  • I highly respect the person who contacted me.
  • He's chairing the committee.
  • The committee will be small.
  • I know, like, and respect all of its members.
  • I know that no one on that committee will permit it to fail.
  • There is a clear and focused mission.
  • We'll have enough time, but not too much time, to complete the mission.
  • I believe I can make a positive difference.
  • If we don't do this, it won't get done.
Oh yes, I'll also probably learn a lot.

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