There’s an old saying, “Better one word in time than two afterward.” If that was true in ages past, it is even more applicable today in our fast-paced society where information and markets move so quickly.
Constantine Nicandros, former president of Conoco, said, “The competitive marketplace is strewn with good ideas whose time came and went because inadequate attention was given to moving rapidly and hitting an open window of opportunity. The same marketplace is strewn with broken glass of windows of opportunities hit after they were slammed shut.”
If waiting will make it impossible for your organization to seize an opportunity, take a risk and push forward. Your leader can always choose not to take your advice, but no leader wants to hear, “You know, I thought that might happen” after it’s too late. Give your leader the chance to decide.
John Maxwell — The 360° Leader
PRESENT THE OPPORTUNITIES YOU SEE
TO YOUR LEADER BEFORE TIME RUNS OUT.