Sunday, January 06, 2008

Having the Right Tools for the Job or Getting Them

I just had to do a small plumbing job at home. As I've done home repairs over the years, I have made uncountable trips to Home Depot to get the right tool to complete the job. It was such a pleasure this time to find that I had everything I needed to do this job already in my toolbox. That was a good feeling.

One feeling that is just as good is getting a new tool and learning how to use it. I don't buy as many tools these days, but it is a new thrill each time I do.

I like to approach leadership with the same attitude. When I come across situations I've encountered before, it is nice to know that I have the tools to deal with them. And, when something new and unexpected comes up, I can enjoy learning the new tools. Instead of fearing the unknown, we can relish the opportunity to learn something new.

1 comment:

James Todhunter said...

Hi Ken,

Great observation! I've referenced this post at