Executive Briefings

Time to Be Bold, Imaginative--Not Fearful

The natural reaction to bad times is to cut back. Trim the sails, hunker down, and wait for the wind to abate. But, as any sailor knows, taking charge in a storm means a lot more than hunkering down. It can mean steering in a precise direction to avoid a catastrophic breach. In a recession, every one should be on the bridge and not in the ship's bar. Regaining balance will be the result of combined courageous actions at command stations.
Source: Managing Automation

The natural reaction to bad times is to cut back. Trim the sails, hunker down, and wait for the wind to abate. But, as any sailor knows, taking charge in a storm means a lot more than hunkering down. It can mean steering in a precise direction to avoid a catastrophic breach. In a recession, every one should be on the bridge and not in the ship's bar. Regaining balance will be the result of combined courageous actions at command stations.
Source: Managing Automation