Friday, June 22, 2012

Book Beginnings: Evolutionaries

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.

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It is extremely difficult to manifest and sustain strategic clarity in a world where thousands of tasks bog down the days and the rules seem to change the moment we gain momentum.
-- Evolutionaries: Transformational Leadership: The Missing Link in Your Organizational Chart, by Randy Harrington and Carmen E Voillequé.

So true! This sums up what frustrates me and my partners about trying to do any long-term planning with our law firm.  

Carmen was the keynote speaker at the Portland WIFS dinner I recently attended. She talked about how businesses can plan for the future when we are no longer able to make long-term plans for the future. I think I am going to be glad I read this book.


  1. The book sounds very useful and long-term planning can be a pain! Hop on over if you have the time and thanks for hosting:
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  2. Absolutely true! I find myself suffering from this on an almost daily basis. This sounds like a book that would benefit me a lot!

  3. Sounds like a bureaucracy to me! Great excerpt!

  4. Does she offer solutions? It does sound like it can be interesting. The thought holds true for those of us in education too. Happy reading!

  5. Sounds like an interesting book!

  6. "...and the rules seem to change the moment we gain momentum"

    --isn't that the truth.

    Sounds like a great read.

  7. Yeah, I feel like a thousand tasks bog down my day too...

  8. Oh yeah, those words sound so true. Happens all the time where I work!

  9. This sounds like a really interesting book. I would be interested in hearing the solutions it offers.

  10. Sounds like an interesting book.


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