On 16 October 2005, an incredible feat was achieved sixteen miles West of Denver, Colorado. What was once considered one of the most contaminated and environmentally dangerous locations on earth, was reopened to the public as a pristine wildlife refuge in one-sixth the time and less than one-sixth the cost of original clean-up estimates. In tangible terms, a project initially forecast to span 70 years and cost taxpayers $36 billion was completed 60 years ahead of schedule and $29 billion dollars under budget….a feat the government’s own General Accounting office declared unlikely, if not impossible.… Read the rest
There are two classic observations about glasses of water – as the story goes, if a person has a negative attitude, the glass will be half empty with a clear risk of a water shortage. If, on the other hand, a person has a positive attitude, the glass will be half full of very delicious water with clear potential to hold even more. Great leaders have the ability to consistently appreciate the positive aspects of situations and see the future potential.
Some time ago, a new boss arrived to fill the chair in the big corner office with the window. … Read the rest