The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Peter Drucker


A Primer for Tomorrow!

One man’s opinion (Mike Manes) -

Change is… so leadership must be.

Change is the transition from today through tomorrows.

Without change death occurs; with change growth continues.

Today, without change, can never become tomorrow.

In the comfort zone change has no Advocate; in the marketplace change enjoys
a mandate

Individuals “can” change; but the “will” is needed to make it happen.

The Wisdom of the ages -

“Different isn’t always better but better is always different.” Dale Dauten

“The first role of the leader is to define reality.” Max DePree

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men...

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Until this morning I didn’t know the source of this oft used cliché. This is an adaptation of the poem - To a Mouse by Robert Burns. The actual wording is “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley.” I don’t understand the poem but I do embrace the adaptation. In my simple mind - what looks good on paper sometimes / oftentimes isn’t.

The Great Economic Collapse of 2008 - What Now?

One Friday evening, Boudreaux and Comeaux go to the Veteran’s Building in New Iberia for a Fais Do Do (dance). They drive to the back of the building, park under the back carport, and enter through the back door. About 3:00 a.m. - after hours of hard drinking, dancing, and partying, the band quits playing. Comeaux goes to the car but Boudreaux is not there. Comeaux goes back into the building and does not see him. He searches in the bathroom and under the tables - no Boudreaux.

The Challenge of Change

“There is no more delicate a matter to take in hand, nor more dangerous to conduct, nor more doubtful to success, than to step up as a leader in the introduction of change. For he who innovates will have for his enemies all those well off under the existing order of things, and only lukewarm supporters in those who might be better off under the new.” Niccolo Machiavelli

Dinosaur of the Year - A Remembrance

It was more than a banquet; it was an event – it was a celebration of a life of power and control. It was the annual Dinosaur of the Year program. The table setting was exquisite, the food exceptional, and pomp and circumstance was to be expected. Excitement gripped the air. The emcee began his introduction.

As his comments filled the room, the audience collectively shook their heads. The winner was obvious. The speaker’s superlatives could only be describing one individual. The audience waited in polite anticipation, as the introduction reinforced what all attendees already knew.

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