Corporate organizations are expected to have boards of directors. At least in theory, the boards are intended to provide strategic direction, to isolate trends and spot opportunities that might be missed among the non-stop demands of daily high performance.
Individuals and teams can benefit from similar advice on an ongoing basis.
I recently happened upon a fascinating example involving the great 20th-century actor: John Barrymore.
It used to be the Washington’s Birthday holiday (and still is in at least a few places). Now, Presidents’ Day is the official, national standard.
Some traditionalists no doubt are grumbling, as traditionalists tend to do.
There are also at least a few others of us, who are focused on the future and innovation rather than history per se, who are restive as well.