1. Ok, it is 730am in the morning and
2. for this morning’s flight deck
3. we need to start to think outside the box
4. because at the end of the day
5. and in the fullness of time
6. there are some very real concerns that
7. we are failing to address which are actually low-hanging fruit
8. which could cause us a tipping point situation or
9. at the very least a crucible paradigm;
10. after all none of this should be rocket science.
11. As Churchill said:
12. to lead is not to follow.
13. So: at this moment in time
14. let’s take this all off-line and
15. use our full band-width
16. to flesh out
17. this on-going situation,
18. connect the dots,
19. use best practices to
20. push the envelope and
21. maximize leverage
22. and create something which is actionable,
23. scalable and client-centered.
24. Ahh! The Panini sandwiches:
25. those certainly make me a happy camper.
26. The Spanish know what they are doing when it comes to bread. Shame about the bull-fights. And whaling.
27. Oh, sorry vegetarians.
28. So, we’re good to go and I am certainly hearing what you are saying
29. 24/7 and
30. looking forward to your value-added propositions
31. as the bottom line is
32. that without clear outcomes nor
33. metrics which allow us to
34. delineate a
36. fairly unique
37. zero sum game,
38. cat in the box scenario
39. (shroedinger, that is)
40. we could find ourselves unable to move forward or
41. even cross the bridge when we come to it.
42. Alright, now I don’t want to be old school and
43. I certainly do want to use the synergy of the team to ensure that we
44. fully touch base;
45. after all we have a full bell-curve of
46. core competencies in the room which
47. will give us best of breed thinking including
48. seamless integration of
49. work-life balance issues to
50. produce a
51. Web 2.0
53. After all Steve Jobs once said shuffle is a state of mind not a button on a control panel.
54. In summary: let’s hit the ground running,
55. sing from the same hymn sheet,
56. provide a full ‘heads-up’
57. park a lot of baggage,
58. run the flag up the pole,
59. use the 80/20 rule
60. to return share-holder value
61. maximize customer satisfaction,
62. break the silo mentality,
63. ask all to give 110%,
64. be fully honest and
65. fully collate a portfolio of best practices which are
66. client centered,
67. in the pipe line and can be
68. rolled out whilst
69. simultaneously being
70. cascaded down
71. from the top team
72. to all of our colleagues who will end up
73. not just talking the talk but walking the walk.
74. As Tony Robbins once said: once you have walked on fire, you know what hot is.
75. At which point:
76. lessons can be learned, some heads may roll,
77. some will need to get over it and
78. actually I don’t have an issue with asking some of
79. you to book-mark that fact nor
80. if need be, run it by me again;
81. after all the bottom line is that
82. we are all change agents
83. and can
84. piggy-back on the greatness
85. of others.
86. As John Lennon or maybe it was Isaac Newton once said:
87. to stand on the shoulders of others is to allow you to hear the calling of giants.
88. I will of course circulate the slide-deck
89. Of nested PPT slides which I have ensured are
90. fully inclusive and use the full tool-box
91. of creativity PO symbolism as
93. and encrypted
94. at SareZeitGeist 2009 held in Zurich last Spring.
95. These are of course ‘eyes only’ and
96. very much beta
97. as we just begin to push the ball around the court and
98. involve our colleagues
99. from around this very flat globe.
100. I thank you sincerely
101. As Tom Hanks once said in one of his marvelous films: life is nothing like Mama’s Apple Pie