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.