A friend I started serving on a Board with 30 years ago, has been recruited (at 80!) and is relocating. I heard the story and said, “Somebody should throw him a party!”
Not being a party thrower, I asked our executive officer, an eager, hispanic Radar O’Reilly, “How much do I front you to get this done?”
The next day the XO called and said a lot of people from the organization wanted to attend, was that OK?
I had thought maybe a dozen of the old timers would be interested. In real time, I realized that this was more than recognition of a hard worker who stayed the course, more than a group hug.
This is a chance to show maybe a hundred people what good is. A change of command ceremony is a huge opportunity to teach culture.
Sometimes just getting underway opens new possibilities.
Rainmakers – Five minute flashes of insight.