Have You Heard The News?

I read a Hodding Carter quote today:

“Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone.”

Politicians manage to the news, think about the recent furore over bonus payments to bankers.

I wish they would worry a little more about the long term issues, climate change and what we are going to do when the oil runs out, to name but two.

It made me think about the way in which we manage our operations and businesses.

Do you manage according to the TV News, jumping up and down about the latest issue or fad?  Or do you really understand the long term issues facing your organisation and are you addressing them?

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