Wednesday, September 20, 2006

MOving Off the Negative

BOard meeting last night. It was our first of four meetings looking at visioning.

Last night's topic: Who are we? Why are we here?. Challenging questions to be sure but important ones to form a base for discussion. BUt as we started talking something all too familiar happened.

THe discussion quickly moved into something of a lament about the generation who are absent, about what isn't there.

I have seen this happen in a variety of places and in a variety of organizations. WHat is it that makes us jump so quickly to lament and problems? Next time we willl talk intentionally about Strengths and Opportunities -- maybe that will counter the lament somewhat.

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