Monday, June 10, 2013

Don't Confuse. . .

  • Talking with intent to act. Some talkers may have little or no interest in taking any action on the subject. They want to talk it to death while feigning support for action.
  • Allies with supporters. Some allies are better anchors than oars. A supporter actively pitches in to help and may not even be known as an ally. A silent supporter can be more valuable than an open ally. Ideally, you'll have backers who are both.
  • Numbers with strength. You can get more done with a skilled and committed team of 10 members than with an indifferent group of 2,000.
  • Charisma with capability. It is surprising how many empty suits are charismatic. For evidence, turn on your television set.
  • Opposition with ignorance. Don't rush to assume that your intellectual opponents haven't studied the issue enough. Their side may have merits you haven't considered.
  • An organization with "organization." A great many organizations are designed to achieve goals other than the mission; in fact, the mission is far down on their list of priorities.
  • Idealism with goodness. The Nazis and Communists regarded themselves as idealists who wanted to improve the world. 
  • Intuition with subjectivity. Your intuition may be a message sent by years of experience.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good stuff, Michael. I'm now retired (oxymoron), beyond busy and can still find ways to implement your notes into a full life. Be well. Tony.