Tuesday, April 2, 2013

About Past, present, and future


If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future
Winston Churchill, 1940

In 1940, there was a lot "Who shot John?" fingerpointing among politicians trying to fix the blame for the failure of British  policy in the 1930's.

Churchill was a target for some; a hero for others.

Churchill's point: in the midst of crises and stress, look forward, not backward

 Who among us has not heard that before? But, of course, Sir Winston had a way with words. Certainly, as project managers we come upon and are effected by failed and ineffective policies, either at the project level or higher up in the business. Shrug it off; press on!

Check out these books in the library at Square Peg Consulting

No comments:

Post a Comment