A third way

March 26, 2009

Food for thought for today from Fast Company:

In my study of highly successful leaders, I feel the most common theme, the most universal characteristic, is a form of thinking characterized by President Obama’s sentence,” Martin said. “Given a choice between two unsatisfactory outcomes,” a stellar leader finds a third way. He doesn’t choose. Instead, he “has the capacity to find a solution superior to either of the available options.”

A frivolous application.  My choices for today were to 1) stay in the office and work – which I’ve done every night this week; or, 2) go home and sleep.  Reality?  The secret third option – Pizza, beer and live music.  A solution superior to either of the available options.  🙂

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