20 Jul '11, 3pm

Ditching 'Pinball Leadership' to Make Real Progress on Sustainability

Ditching 'Pinball Leadership' to Make Real Progress on Sustainability

"That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball" - The Who You are standing there playing pinball. And, man alive! You are humming. The ball is hitting all the areas of the table you want and need. The bells are continually ringing and the score is zooming upward. You think that there's nothing else you can do to be better here. You are beating this game. You are in the zone and as productive as the table will allow you to be. In work, email feels like this sometimes, too. As soon as that email hits the inbox, you take care of it. There's a satisfaction that comes from then deleting it. And, contrary to pinball, the score is not rising - it's going down since that inbox message count is shrinking. Same feelings though - control, maybe satisfaction. I just wish it was really more than it is - simply managing another communication tool that technology throws at us. ...

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