I was on my way into work the other morning when I received a strange and unpredictable text message from my friend.
The CEO has stepped down, and our boss is the new CEO.
Out of nowhere, the top leader at our company said goodbye and jumped on a plane to New York. Now, we were left with even less organization and decision making than ever. Everyone at the company spent the day half giggling, half gossiping, about the new developments. We were astounded that anyone would give so short of notice before literally flying across the country for a new job. I couldn’t understand what was so exciting that he dropped everything for this new opportunity… until I heard that he was starting a brand new heating, cooling, and ventilation company in this unfamiliar part of the country. Apparently, his good friend and fellow investor had recently come across new HVAC technologies that revolutionized his life. He was so impressed with the advanced indoor air temperature control equipment that he decided to branch off and create a new HVAC dealership of his own. When he pitched the idea to our old CEO, the man couldn’t help but feel excited about this emerging HVAC technology. With millions of dollars to dump into the company, they both came up with a new business plan and pitched it to the city. I find all of this quite difficult to comprehend – both, because I’m not a millionaire nor would I imagine our CEO being a good fit for the HVAC industry. I’m not sure if they told him how different this gruff trade industry will be from our luxury chocolate shop.