Sometimes it’s easy to ignore problems that happen only intermittently.
They might somehow fix themselves or perhaps not impact your job directly.
By Bill Baldwin | Chief Operating Officer|Kepner-Tregoe I am a big fan of sports movies and TV shows that transcend life lessons and create great parallels between sports, life and business. It’s a great TV drama about a high school football team in Texas, based on a famous book, which teaches life lessons through sports, creating great parallels to the world of business and what we do at Kepner-Tregoe (KT) as the leaders in problem solving.
The most quotable character in the show is Coach Eric Taylor.
” -- Paul Harvey (broadcaster) “Never try to solve all the problems at once -- make them line up for you one-by-one.
” -- Richard Sloma “Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well-informed just to be undecided about them.” -- Laurence J. ” -- Malcolm Bradbury “You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.” -- Edwin Louis Cole “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” -- Albert Einstein “The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers.
His job is to teach, coach, and inspire the young men on his team.
He not only does this with football knowledge, but also demonstrates some really valuable, teachable moments.
On Thanksgiving this year, be thankful for your family and friends who think differently than everyone else, who always come up with a solution that no one’s ever tried before, who have the courage to raise their hand and offer a unique approach.
In honor of these people, here are some inspiring quotes from men who laugh at problems, shake their fist at adversity, revel at the idea that some consider a problem impossible to solve.