Don’t Leave It to Beaver

This past week we spent a few days at our cabin in Red River, New Mexico. I LOVE the river. It’s beautiful, powerful, and peaceful all at the same time.

As I write this post on the way home from our trip, I can’t resist sharing a leadership lesson from one of the river’s dwellers: the beaver. Yes, you know him (or her!), that flat-tailed, sharp-toothed workaholic.

Beavers are incredible producers. They work constantly! They never stop “doing” and are the ultimate activators! Every time I return to Red River, I see how their work has progressed. And while I appreciate the beavers’ dedication and drive, I take one issue with their constant production: when overdone, the beavers’ work can be destructive.  (more…)