February 8, 2021

Turbulent times? Definitely!

Turbulent sky

By any definition, times right now are turbulent and this quote from Peter Drucker is so apt.

“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence. It’s to act with yesterday’s logic”

Our challenge is in recognising when we are using yesterday’s logic because to us it seems natural, normal, obvious, and right – even if we stop to think about it. Even more dangerous is the logic we use based on our implicit assumptions which we don’t think about at all.

How do you know you are using yesterday’s logic?

Share your challenges and your proposed solutions with a friend who is not in your line of work, who comes from a different background to you, or who is eight years old and doesn’t yet have much logic from yesterday.

What questions do they ask? What do they find surprising or weird about your solutions?

By the way, notice how you describe the scenario to them. Are you pitching it to try and sway them to agree with your solution because you ‘feel’ it’s right? That’s yesterday’s logic talking 🙂

My best wishes, Paul

Paul Matthews

CEO and Founder of People Alchemy

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