For every company, it’s a jungle out there…
Every day, every moment, you are either the hunter or the hunted. The strong and the skilled survive while the weak get cut from the herd to be killed and eaten – or just fall back and left to die.
And the pace gets quicker each and every day. Advances in technologies, the implementation of leaner processes, and improvements in business structures and practices – all serve to eliminate the sources of friction that sap energy and slow the pace of business and commerce. Innovations easily turn yesterday’s cutting-edge into today’s footnotes in the history books.
But each and every day also brings new opportunity to hone your skills, increase your value-proposition, and improve your chances to survive – even thrive, if but for a time.
It’s not easy; in fact it’s damn hard. But the opportunities do exist.
As in Al Pacino’s locker room speech in “Any Given Sunday“, the opportunities (“inches”) are all around us.
However, a business must have a capable team that is emotionally invested and believes in the vision of the business – as well as in the leadership and one another – so that, bit by bit, those opportunities can be recognized, vigorously pursued, and realized.
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