Quote of the Day

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

~theodore roosevelt

surmisification

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i think there is a strong correlation between responsibility and motivation

I’m stating the obvious but it’s worth remembering

if you are the one responsible for the outcome rather than following the one who is responsible then you are more apt to be motivated

i think there are cases where it makes sense to promote someone who has the skill set but isn’t motivated

they might surprise you

wisdom

in the ol days the sears and roebuck catalog would go to the outhouse when a new one came in the mail

the old one in the outhouse was used for wiping cuz we didn’t buy toilet paper in those days….

the yellow index pages in the back went first because they were the softest

linear unhierarchy

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I believe linear can work

if all stakeholders have the same goal in mind

if hunger for authority is absent

if each stake holder can truly empathize with the other stakeholders needs comforts discomforts work life balance and respect them

if each stakeholder can keep personal business agendas at the mercy of the common goal or integrate them with the common goal

if each stakeholder can have trust in the other stakeholders

if hiccups are acceptable

if each stakeholder relentlessly takes the blame gives praise and takes responsibility