Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Best Laid Plans 

This is supposed to be the "happy season," but life intrudes on the best plans and intentions. The day before Christmas, a friend buried his mother. Last night, I was informed that a close relation could pass on anytime from five hours to five days. A few weeks ago, a colleague at work dropped dead on the way to the office one morning. These are useful reminders, especially to those caught up in planning and execution. There are events for which there are no answers. Implacable bosses may not accept excuses, but that doesn't change facts. The ability of good managers is to accept what comes and to move forward, but sometimes there is no possibility of movement.


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