I was reading an article over at Chief Learning Officer Magazine by Alan Fine called "A Mandate for Coaching." He has some interesting thoughts about what he calls "an inside-out approach" to managing employees. He says that this approach "is about tapping into the performance capacity already inside people." I've always been a fan of that type of management and I appreciated the brief refresher.
What really struck me about the article, though, was this quote he threw in at the end:
Fortunes are not made in the boom times. That is merely the collection period. Fortunes are made in depressions or lean times when the wise man overhauls his mind, his methods, his resources, and gets in training for the race to come. - 18th-century artist, George Wood Bacon
Whether you are in corporate training, planning conferences/events, or managing the instructional technology at a university, this is a great time for the "overhauling of the mind" that we all need to organize ourselves for the "race to come."
Obviously, here at Sonic Foundry we've got ideas on "methods" and "resources," and that's the sort of stuff we want to talk about here.
But for today, I'll just leave you with a question:
What are you doing to think new for the race to come?