Ever worked for a company that was more interested in things related to deck chairs on the Titanic than the more important things? Bosses mired in minutiae?
The story was told during the American Civil War of group of officials who came to see President Lincoln about the rumors of General Grant's drinking. Lincoln is supposed to have said, "If it [drink] makes fighting men like Grant, then find out what he drinks, and send my other commanders a case!"
I’ve always been fond of that story because it hits the nail precisely on the head, from the wisdom of our greatest president, in my humble opinion. Lincoln was about at the end of his rope with do-nothing generals and Grant proved otherwise, ultimately defeating Lee and preserving the Union.
Our global economic times are challenging and yet too many companies seem to be preoccupied going down rabbit holes that lead to nowhere. Keeping things focused on the prize is key.
As one saying goes; In essentials; unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.
Have a great weekend!