By k | May 26, 2010 - 6:00 am - Posted in Corporate Games

Whether I agree
with the fight or not,
I admire people
who take a stand.

I, however,
sometimes take offense
at
WHEN people take a stand.

I was in a meeting yesterday.
There were major problems
that had to be resolved
around a new commodity tax.
One of the participants
somehow swung the discussion
into whether or not
same sex couples should have full benefits.

He was passionate.
He cared.
He completely derailed
an until then productive meeting.

Key stakeholders walked out.
I eventually did the same.
I was there to advise
on commodity taxes,
not debate same sex rights.

Take a stand
but choose the right battlefield.
Don’t hijack another person’s meeting.

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