MOVEMENTS VS. SCANDALS
Posted by Mike Foster:
I like movements and I love my friends who are leading them. I've also been lucky enough to work on a few.
It is interesting to me how a lot of people are using the word movement these days. I cringed last week when I saw a new product being described as one. Yikes!
Honestly, at this period of my life, I want to be a part of something a little different. So this week I tweeted this.
Just so you know, POTSC is not a movement...nor do I dream of it becoming one. Truthfully, it would probably drive me to quit if it ever headed in that direction.
However, I do like to think of POTSC as a scandal. When I talk about it, thats how I refer to it. And that's what I want to be a part of.
Here are the differences in my mind:
A movement is popular. A scandal is blasphemous.
A movement is organized. A scandal is disruptive.
A movement will target the professionals. A scandal is made up of misfits, nobodies, lunatics and crazies.
A movement is something people want to be associated with. A scandal is something you worry about being connected to.
A movement probably has offices. A scandal has a table at Starbucks and is based out of a garage.
A movement implements strategic principles. A scandal is wild and messy.
A movement makes sense. A scandal is backwards.
A movement is known for success. A scandal is known for failure.
Just to be clear, I'm not hating on movements or those who are doing great work through them. I'm saying for me personally, it's just not my thing.