Call To Arms: A Blog Post

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Call to Arms by Sasha Dichter
The secret of fortune is joy in our hands. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What if today, right now, no jokes at all, you were actually in charge, the boss, the Head Honcho. Write the “call to arms” note you’re sending to everyone (staff, customers, suppliers, Board) charting the path ahead for the next 12 months and the next 5 years. Now take this manifesto, print it out somewhere you can see, preferably in big letters you can read from your chair.

You’re just written your own job description. You know what you have to do. Go!

(bonus: send it to the CEO with the title “The things we absolutely have to get right – nothing else matters.”)

(Author: Sasha Dichter)

This one is hard to do only because we have been evolving and growing so rapidly and now we have the set goal to grow through many different avenues.  I took this prompt to specifically meant for me, and for that the answer came back up instantly: HR.  I need to get a handle on the growing HR issues we have since we are already at 200 employees, and more than anything else that’s where my expertise as co-owner and general counsel is needed and frankly where I am most comfortable when I take a laser focus to it.  So to that end on Monday, meeting with everyone involved with HR and coming up with a plan for this year as well as for the future going forward.  I will then add those agenda item as a call to arms for me and HR but cannot post them here due to privacy concerns 🙂

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