I felt our thinking had changed quite a bit during my first four months in the job, and it was time to consolidate where we found ourselves and where we might go from here.
Attenzi’s mission is clear, but the vision could be paraphrased as: “We want to be bigger tomorrow than we are today.” Not exactly informative. Not exactly inspiring. Not exactly helpful.
Moreover, I still had the chairman’s words ringing in my ears from our earliest conversation – his comment that nothing seemed to be wrong with Attenzi, but then what better time to fix it. I now knew what he meant. We can sense potential. We know it’s there. But where is it buried and how can we dig it out?
I did the only thing I could think of. I scheduled a management away day.