The scenario: Sitting among senior boardroom members, you become thirsty because you realize the company is facing a dilemma, one that’s perceived to be a news media threat. You wonder if any of your peers are thirsty too, but none of them are drinking the water sitting directly in front of them. You begin to reason with yourself and decide to drink the water in front of you while all your peers squint their eyes annoyingly as you break ranks and consume the clear liquid. Why did you do that? Because you understood the water would do more than just quench your thirst — but that it was a lifeline essential to sustaining your health. Despite your subordination, you displayed courage and did what senior members least expected you to do. You ingested the lifeline. That’s what leadership is all about, seeing a lifeline and not letting nerve-racking energies get in the way of receiving it. Now that you see the BIG picture, what if a twenty-five million dollar idea like [All things STUPID about the news] was your company’s glass of water that members of the board intimidated you from drinking. How would you feel after lacking the courage to drink the water, a corporate lifeline?
By the way, the author of the quote on the header image appears to be unknown.
And by the way social media giants, “you can’t say I didn’t warn you.”
You don’t waste time contemplating too much. In business, if you’re fortunate enough to have a lifeline presented to you and it’s viable, then you acquire it and employ it in a manner that protects your best interests, in that ultimately it will help keep you healthy and strong.