Rapid Change Calls For A Rapid Response
Rapid change calls for a rapid response, but people often bog down in planning how to react. They confuse getting ready with actual progress. They diddle away precious time preparing to do something.
You can analyze the situation to death: Weigh the facts . . . consider your options . . . get organized . . . calculate the best plan of attack . . . then take forever to debug that plan.
Meanwhile, the beat goes on. Change, and the problems it creates, won’t wait on you to come up with a foolproof approach. Trouble is a moving target, giving you little time to take aim. By the time you come up with a perfect plan, the problems will have moved on you. And probably grown bigger. Getting ready gets dangerous when it creates a culture of delay.
You can take time to roll up your sleeves, but . . .