Unintended Consequences | Career Angles

“Progress has never been a bargain. You have to pay for it.
Sometimes I think there’s a man who sits behind a counter and says, “All right, you can have a telephone but you lose privacy and the charm of distance.
Madam, you may vote but at a price. You lose the right to retreat behind the powder puff or your petticoat.
Mister, you may conquer the air but the birds will lose their wonder and the clouds will smell of gasoline.”

                                                                                                               ~Inherit The Wind

The movie, “Inherit the Wind,” is a fictional depiction of the Scopes trial about evolution being taught in schools in Tennessee. But the lesson of unintended consequences carries through to this day.

Often, in our arrogance, we believe we have the ability to fix anything but forget that sometimes when we fixed one thing we break something else or change something else and ways that we don’t anticipate.

Often in our work and in society at large, we conduct ourselves this way I wonder what went wrong.

It was our arrogance that went wrong.

 

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2020

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1800 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.Career Angles | Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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