Our colleague Casey Fletcher sent this to me.  He harvested it from an old file.  We’ve been working together for 40-plus years.  We saw this quote in our early days as teammates.  It resonated then.  It resonates now.   

“In Africa, every morning a gazelle awakens knowing that it must outrun the fastest lion if it wants to stay alive”  

“Every morning, a lion wakes up knowing it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.”  

Moral of the story:

“It makes no difference whether you are a gazelle or a lion, when the sun comes up, you had better be moving fast.”   

There’s competition chasing us, and there are competitors we chase. The agile and purposeful succeed.

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Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.


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