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In 100 Words: Climbing Molehills Without Sweating

In one of the episodes of American television sitcom “I Love Lucy” Ricky comes home and finds his wife crawling on hands and knees in a determined search for lost earrings.

Ricky asks, “You lost your earrings in the living room?”

“No,” Lucy replies. “I lost them in the bedroom but the light is much better out here.”

We fall in a similar trap; taking easier (and safer) routes to find answers rather than having courage and patience to do ‘the right thing’. This tendency plagues our careers as much as organizations.

Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating.” – Icelandic Proverb

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Story Reference: Compliance Isn’t Good Enough: Building Buy-In Through Trust at The Build Network