Lake-side thoughts: What the Summer Heat Wave Teaches Us

For more than 20 years I have been coming up to Eagles Mere to escape the heat. Most summers, we have warm days and cool evenings. In the past, we used to pack sweats, sweaters and jackets because your started you mornings and ended your day bundled up – in August! No more. Over the past 5 years, we have needed those items less and less. Today, I am sitting in an un-air conditioned cottage on our second day in the high 90s.

The interesting thing is that while the heat is stifling, we don’t blame anyone. We accept it as “the way it is” – out of our control. We seek to alleviate the discomfort – but frankly not by running away.

I was on the phone with a client today whose office air conditioning was on the blink. They dressed in shorts and flip flops.

Why when faced with a tough time in the business or association, we point fingers. We place blame. What if instead, we could just try to solve.