Great post today @threestarleadership.com about how the real world is never quite as easy as the experts and book writers try to make things out to be:
In the post (see it here), Wally Bock compares celebrity chefs’ cookbooks to the books and advice modern management gurus churn out these days. On their TV shows, these chefs make their recipes look so easy to prepare. Then you get the cookbook home and find that you don’t have all the equipment available, or know the right techniques, to do some of the steps as well as the chef could do on TV.
The same is true, Wally argues, and I agree, with business development and management. There’s no one-size fits all approach to fixing what’s wrong. You have to be flexible, and adapt all the best practices you can find from various sources to fit your situation, done with the tools you have at your disposal.
The first step is identifying what you’re trying to do. Start here.