I Have a Friend

I have a friend who is responsible for a very large, and very important organization. It took many years in many different roles, to get to that responsible position.

I believe it occurred because the focus never wavered, because the responsibility was always on helping the people, not necessarily the product or the personal gain.

But now there is a potential problem. An issue has come up and a decision must be made. The primary focus would seem to be to protect the organization so that people can continue to be helped. This is a fact, what is also a fact is the the real problem is one of leadership.

An organization can exist for several years with poor leadership, but it’s a slippery slope, and poor decisions almost guarantees a brood of future poor decisions until the organization ceases to be helping people.

Two decisions are generally made… go with the flow, and bail out before it collapses, and the blame is kicked down the road. Or make the hard decision and ride out the storm, risking health, happiness, and sanity.

And guess what, it’s not like you only have to face that decision once. It keeps repeating itself year after year, month after month, week after week, and sometimes day after day.

Scripture in Joshua puts it bluntly…

“Choose you, this day, whom you will serve…”

About johndiestler

Retired community college professor of graphic design, multimedia and photography, and chair of the fine arts and media department.
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