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The One Thing You Need To Change …Follow-up

Posted on November 9, 2018


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Right Now with Mario Smith (LinkedIn/Twitter)

What I’m reading: The tragic aftermath of a shooting at the Borderline country and western bar in Thousand Oaks, southern California.

What I’m watching: The tragic aftermath of a shooting at the Borderline country and western bar in Thousand Oaks, southern California.

What I’m listening to: The tragic aftermath of a shooting at the Borderline country and western bar in Thousand Oaks, southern California.


Regardless whether you are part of the blue or red wave craze sweeping across the nation, you cannot deny that change happened. Historic ones at that.

In a historic election, we had a number of firsts throughout the day, it was the change people wanted. It’s another prime example of what it means to be a part of our great nation and shows what we have come to be, finally. We’re finally showing the diversity we’ve preached about. Our midterms experienced an unprecedented number of female candidates, first-time candidates and LGBT candidates for office. We should be extremely proud as a nation that we had such a turnout.

So what does this mean?

It means change doesn’t stop here. There is also the follow-through to keep that change moving.

Yesterday’s buzz from Dan proposed a unique question for all after this election. And then What? As professional managers, we are obligated to see change through in our specific areas, as he explained.

Nevertheless, change is not about winning the election then “that’s it.” No. We have lots of work to do as citizens and professional managers. We’re obligated to see that change through and deliver results to the organization and people we represent, and fight for.

The change we asked for needs to be followed up with results. In a previous buzz, I elaborated on how to see change through. During the upcoming change, who will follow up with change?

As I write this article during the morning of 8 November, I am deeply saddened about recent events in Thousand Oaks, southern California. The event sparked me to write this post. As you may have noticed, I usually lean on the side of development and professional management in my Morning Buzz posts. However, this one is slightly different. At least it feels that way. Maybe I’m just a tad bit peeved about what has happened this week, but maybe we need to follow through with what we wanted. Change.

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