Monday, July 26, 2021

Be Wary of Magical Thinking

  • An aspiring actress goes to Hollywood. She is working at a drugstore soda fountain (remember those?) when a casting director notices her and a star is born.
  • A better mousetrap is invented. The world automatically beats a path to the inventor's door.
  • A farmer builds a ballpark in a cornfield. Without any publicity whatsoever, masses of people begin to arrive.
  • An extremely complicated military operation is cobbled together at the last minute. It is executed on time with no surprises or glitches and produces total success.
Does your organization have any magical thinking?

[Photo by Kenny Gaines at Unsplash]

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