Welcome to mediocrity

Let’s say you’re at a meeting where everyone’s thinking the same thing.

You’ve come up with less than impressive results. Underwhelming. Not what you expected. Not what you’d hoped for. Sort of embarrassing.

So what do you do? You blame the process that got you the results. The process is broken. It doesn’t work. Lousy process = lousy results.

Now, do you scrap the results, start over and try again? Or do you settle for less and with what you’ve got? Believe that it’s okay and acceptable because you followed the process and at the end of the day that’s what matters most? And do you tell each other that you’ll tweak or blow-up the process sometime later, when you’ve got the time and the drive that you know you’ll never likely have.

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Jay Robb

I've reviewed more than 500 business books for the Hamilton Spectator since 1999 and worked in public relations since 1993.

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