Dealing with Discontinuity: Leading from a State of Mindfulness

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.



Three weeks after their first meeting, Tom Lee, VP of sales, and Lisa Charles, VP of purchasing, decided that they would construct a plan for the new RFID effort and pitch it to the other team members. Tom had spent the intervening weeks talking to customers and anyone else he could about this new direction. Lisa had gathered information from her team on all of the relevant parts of the company that would be impacted—basically everyone—and tried to put it into perspective with the technical requirements that Gene Koss had his engineers work up. True to ...

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