A tourist visiting the northeast coast of Maine stopped at a local gas station to ask directions. He asked the attendant “How do I get to Jackman from here?“. The attendant replied “You can’t get there from here”.
Many organizational leaders are asking the same question, how do we get there from here, and getting the same response, you can’t get there from here. Perplexed by the answer the following question is “why?”. The answer is simple yet profound…..because to get there from here we have to understand the landscape and what has changed that prevents us from getting there from here.