Remember the scene in Apollo 13, after the infamous Houston - we've had a problem!, when the group of scientists and techs were in a room with a very large table and they had a bunch of stuff thrown on the table to FIX the problem with?
That is In-the-Box Success at its best. Knowing the problem and what you have to work with. Wishing you had something else, but succeeding with what you have!
It is about never giving up, and about succeeding with where you are. It is also about not wishing for something to be better, or about having a think outside the box - the grass is greener on the other side of the fence - if only I had.....
Actually, and you can read more about this herein, this blog is more about being a good follower, than a good leader. Good-to-great leadership is very important, but the emphasis on leadership is way over rated and this is from experience, not just an opinion. Yet, the better follower I am, I'm finding that I focus better on those following me, and thus, I'm getting better leadership results.
When I began this blog in early 2008 I had a simple agenda; let people within our company know more about what was going on. The agenda in the blog will change from time-to-time depending on my specific focus, but the blog is means for me to reflect on those changes, what I've learned, and how to better use the resources I have to succeed in my box. And yes, build a better box as I go. Many of ones' "whoes" are imposed on us, but most is self-inflicted.
Hopefully, I've learned from the triumphs and problems and will use this knowledge to change. Otherwise, it is surely a waste of some good struggles. So, I'm patiently working each day to learn where I'm going and help others in my sphere of influence as they want help. Still plenty of hurdles and slamming doors to deal with, but what doesn't kill you, will make you stronger. There are alot of opportunities out there for the survivors and I just need to remember that changes need to be s l o w .
Besides, if it does kill me, I'll be in heaven!
To that end....
God Bless, Danny