Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Preparing For Spring

My husband and I were discussing the challenges I am having with business development and the difficulty in finding clients who want to do enterprise-wide employee development during this economic winter. He said something that really stuck with me.

We live in NH so all during our long Winter months, we are planning for the Spring. He mentioned that it is no different for employees or organizations during this economic winter. We need to be take advantage of the down time to take stock of what we have, plant seedlings and develop talent root systems so when the inevitable economic spring hits, we can move forward well ahead of the competition.

So what are you doing this winter? Are you wishing it away or taking steps now to prepare you for the certain spring to come?