Richard Rohr, author of new book "Falling Upward," tells us he aims for 1 humiliation daily, at least.
Mmmmnnn, I thought to myself, that sounds like a useful way to frame how we're navigating the new marketplace. There, we have a glut of talent in almost every category and, with everything changing, no one has all the answers.
Rohr, a Roman Catholic priest and disciple of Thomas Merton [who warned us that after we climb up the ladder of success we might find it was against the wrong wall], is helping us seasoned professionals manage the second half of our careers. Marketing expert Mary Ann Vlachac, who has piled up so many awards for strategic planning and implemention, tipped me off about Rohr's provocative perspective.
If I buy into Rohr's framework, then I am right on the money. Yes, I am making my 1 humiliation a day quota easily. Yesterday, someone from my iconic hometown Jersey City, New Jersey, who isn't a communications player, informed me she is doing a book on one of the town's institutions. Damn it. I realized that I hadn't thought of that and might have. Result: I got it that success in 2011-2012 = mining our experience for out of the box applications.