What got us here wont’t get us there. Many, if not most, upwardly mobile executives made a name for themselves by solving hard problems. While that is a valuable skill set, it rarely opens the door to the C-suite by itself. Of course there are still problems to solve, but they pale in comparison to the dilemmas to be managed, the shades-of-gray choices to be made, and the ambiguity to make meaningful.
In Other Words…
“When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
“It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.” ― John Guare, Landscape of the Body
“I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.” ― Albert Einstein
In The Word…
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. – Proverbs 16:9