No More P Words, Please

Many years ago while working with the officers of a successful Fortune 500 company, during a break in a strategy session, Dan, the president requested of me half-jokingly, “no more ‘p’ words, Jesse.”

I had never heard that term before. “What are ‘p’ words?” I asked.

“You know,” he replied with exasperation, “words like paradigm, perspective and process.”

Laughing, I quipped, “What about people? That’s a ‘p’ word. Can we talk about them?”

At one time or another, many of us have felt like Dan – that it would be so much easier to do the work if you didn’t have to plan for the people – to just decide where you’re going and get on with it.

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