Think Before You Act

November 14, 2011

Arcelor-Mittal Steel, feeling it was time for a shakeup, hired a new CEO. The new boss was  determined to rid the company of all  slackers.
    On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning against a wall. The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know that he meant business. He  asked the guy, “How  much money do you make  a week?”
A  little surprised, the young man looked at him and said, “I make $400 a week. Why?”
The CEO said, “Wait right  here.” He walked back to his office, came back in two minutes, and handed the guy $1,600 in cash and  said, “Here’s four weeks’ pay.  Now GET OUT and don’t come  back.”
Feeling pretty good about  himself the CEO looked around the room and asked, “Does anyone want to tell me what that goof-ball did here?”
From across the room a voice said, “Pizza delivery guy from Domino’s.”

Sometimes we think we know what we’re doing, when we don’t. As a leader, it’s important to make decisions based facts, research, prayer, and group input. Hasty decisions made in an emotional moment rarely turn out well.

Unless you’re the delivery guy for Domino’s.

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