by Skip Cohen
I know everything is relative, but living in Florida, we all complain when it drops to a bone-chilling sixty-five degrees. Well, we're in the forties this week, and Orlando is forecasted for close to frost this weekend. But, having lived most of my life in the north, I never threw out my flannel shirts.
Okay, this might seem like a little bit of a stretch, but are you ready for those business changes when it seems like hell really is about to freeze over?
When business is great, we all ignore things we should have fixed years ago. Then, when things change, we jump to address the challenges with the urgency they should have had in the first place! There's a great quote from business writer and author Tom Peters from years ago:
If it ain't broke, don't fix it, should be, if it ain't broke you haven't looked hard enough.
So, here's a starter list for you to think about - Just like my backup flannel shirts when the temperature drops, are you ready when there's a "firedrill?"
There are eight "flannel shirts" for when the climate changes - what have I missed?
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