#7 The Undiscovered Country
This is the seventh, and final blog and podcast posting in our series preparing for the weekend meeting. Shakspeare writes very interesting dialogue for Hamlet that relates to our work. The play's characters talk about the future. The image or analogy used for this concept is "The Undiscovred Country." I deeply enjoyed and found it meaningful. Click on the link at the bottom of this message and you will see some additional web resources to "The Undiscovered Country."
I enjoy this concept since it represents the journey that we are all traveling. The question that is left with everyone is the choices that one makes along the way. Maybe it is my experience as a history teacher that makes me feel optimistic about the future. Our parents and grandparents founght and won World War Two (along with lots of other countries as well). They didn't just face one enemy army, but faced the best from Germany, Italy, and Japan. Tom Brokaw collected wonderful stories from these people in his book, "The Greatest Generation." They were called that since they not only prevailed against great evil, but also came home and quietly rebult the United States into a great nation again.
Without being overly dramatic, the same opportunity awaits you and the work that you will engage in this weekend and following. The "Undiscovered Country" of the future is coming. The question is what action will you take to be proactive about leading your organization into that future. This will be an exciting time this weekend. I have a short aduio comment to play. This will be the final message before the meeting. Travel safe.