Judging Success

A radio show a few days ago was talking about how different ethnic groups in the United States of America judge progress. The show cited a study that stated that one ethnic group evaluated the country according to how far it had come.  Another ethnic group evaluated it according to haw far it had to go.

What an amazing and insightful way of understanding a group of people’s thinking.  I started to question my own philosophy.  How do I judge an organization?  How do I evaluate success of a given strategy?  Is it based on how far we need to go or how far we had come.

I realized that the right answer has to be both.  Our measures of success need to include both elements, even if we have a bias toward on philosophy.

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