It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…
I’m tempted to write something profound, but honestly I just don’t have the time. At least for the past month, and probably a bit longer than that, High Tech Connect’s telephone has been ringing off the hook and email stacking up in our inboxes. –Really.
Hey, I read the news. I know that the national / world economy is headed to heck on greased skids. But my clients haven’t received the notice that business is supposed to be bad. Yes, one particular client, a very large particular client, has been managing its way through some difficult times. And I know that the unemployment rate is Way Too High. And I know that between the War and the Economy Obama has almost burned through all his charisma. But over here? Our long-term clients are reinvesting in growth. Our new clients are seeing bright and shiny opportunities. And our consultants are starting to feel the love again.
I’m a member of a group called Vistage International, a networking / professional development group for CEOs, and one thing I’ve learned from the group is that the successful and heroic leader is the one who can see a way through that no one else can see. Honestly, some days I’m not sure I can see three months into the future. But as long as I’m connecting the right consultant with the right opportunity and following through to make sure the match is right — I’m solving the best possible type of problem.