Interesting exchange with a client this morning. I had just asked him to update on his new rocks to move for the quarter. He said:
“Is it okay not to have a rock this quarter?”
I said, somewhat flippantly:
“Can’t have ‘no’ rocks, not if you want to grow.”
Growth comes from moving rocks. See the video.
But this guy has been moving so many rocks I would call him a Caterpillar. He might just need a breather, a chance to catch his breath, and let things settle down before attacking the next one.
I would agree, but I would say that’s also a rock. Instilling habits, getting people working together after moving some big boulders can be just as big a rock to move. Also getting the team ready to move a rock, is a rock.
So my response was and is correct. “Can’t have ‘no’ rocks” not unless you don’t want to grow.
Tomorrow, metrics for moving rocks.