Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fixing the Broken Window Pane

There is just no getting around that turning bad things into good things is up to you.
~ Deepak Chopra
A leader is the person who, whenever they see something that is not right, they do something about it. They do not wait for “the other guy” to fix it. They take action themselves. Rather than ignore the problem, they remedy the situation. We’ve all heard the argument about the broken window pane and where that leads us.

Think about how many little things we see each day that need attention. The spill on the floor, the copier machine that needs paper, the water cooler that has no water. These little things add up to big things unless they are handled. If we are not willing to take action on the little things, how will we ever be effective on the big things?

How often do you stop to pick up trash in the parking lot? Does your organization fix the broken window panes and reward those who are willing to step up into a leadership role?

With intent!