Changing Where You Sit Can Make a Difference

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Here’s a small tidbit I heard on the news. When Ted Strickland took over as Governor of Ohio, he moved the office from a high rise into the state house. Because he was now hanging out near where members of the Ohio Assembly met, he got to know people. One member of the assembly said that he had spent more time with Strickland in the past few months than he had with the former governor over a four year period. And Strickland was able to get unanimous support for his budget. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

How often do we separate ourselves from the people we want to influence? Different building, different floors, different cities, different countries, and gatekeepers who keep others at bay.