25 Lessons Learned – Lesson 06: Prepare for the Worst

25 Lessons Learned

Oct 30
Prepare for the Worst, Scott MacDonald, Lessons Learned, @scottmacnotes

Don’t Hang around and Wait for Someone Else to Turn off the Lights

Prepare for the Worst 

A: I’m Angelina Neglia, and I am sitting here with Scott MacDonald, author of Saving Investa, How an Ex Factory Worker Helped Save an Iconic Australian Company. In the book, Scott shares 25 lessons learned from his long and successful career.

Lesson 6 is titled, “If you know a firm will not succeed ultimately, don’t stand around and wait for someone to turn off the lights.” What do you mean exactly, Scott?

S: Angie, when a firm is in trouble, employees almost always know this. If management is not keeping employees informed and sharing the plan to deal with challenges, it should be a warning. Be prepared for the worst, and don’t be surprised when the company fails. Better yet, find a new job before someone shows up and turns off the lights.

A: This is Angelina Neglia talking with author Scott MacDonald. For more lessons learned, order Saving Investa now on both US and AUS Amazon!

Check out all “25 Lessons Learned”.


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