Saturday, June 5, 2010

It's Time for an Upgrade

Well, probation period is over and the background check complete with no skeletons in the attic. I'm thankful for the opportunity to be a part of a company that has and does contribute to a completely ignored but successful sustainable energy industry.

I am involved in a current project to aid the company in capturing information/data from which to make more corporate economically sound decisions. This can only be achieved if we "upgrade" our train of thought. Yep, even me.

Upgrade: improvement, progress in development

I can't understand how tenure people get caught up in their own capsulated business world. They have operated a specific way and are "comfortable" with their own existence but fail to see the potential for passing on a legacy to those who could be there long after they choose to leave or retire.

I have chosen to be part of a solution but rather a hindrance. Chose to lead and improve rather then berate. I for one choose to upgrade my train of thought/action. I want to see success in a company with so much strength, breadth, knowledge and skill-set. There is so much potential to help lead others and ask HOW instead of WHY. How can I get THIS done instead of WHY should I get this done? Too, this is a time of collaboration. I time to ask "how can I implement a solution"?

If we, as leaders, also humble ourselves and become followers, at times, then the cascading affect will guide us all to success. The time is NOW for an upgrade. The time is NOW to act as a leader & a follower. Learn from our past and implement for the future leaving a legacy for those that follow.

I, for one, don't care to live in the past but rather share in the success of others by being part of a solution by upgrading myself.