TRIPLE III TIME: Consider the Source
Recently I was on the road to meet with a group about an organizational development challenge and I decided to change my radio station channel to one I had listened to for years on my way to work every day. Well, it didn’t take long for me to realize that something was different. The talk radio message was mostly the same… but I WAS DIFFERENT! My thoughts about the traditional radio messaging were not at all the same… my views about their position on certain issues differed greatly… and interestingly I turned the radio off.
This weeks TRIPLE III TIME message: Consider the Source is intended to push you to consistently have an OPEN FRONT DOOR for new/alternative sources of local/state/national/international information. What am I suggesting? I believe too often people settle into a traditional framework for news and information. The result is that our opinions and positions on every issue are driven by only one or two sources. And when you start wishing to hear something new, different, better…make sure you: Consider the Source.
Just like any process… what goes into the process… has a huge impact on what comes out. So, think about your own personal and professional processes. Do you allow/look for diverse sources of new information to shape your position(s)? Do you Consider the Source when you endorse a certain view or action on an issue? Or do you just tune into W-OLD (I borrowed this from a GREAT Harry Chapin song) to guide you?
Today more than ever before it is critical to maintain an OPEN FRONT DOOR for newness of information and diversity of opinions… everyday… EVERYDAY. And remember, always Consider The Source!