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Making Lemonade From Lemons

I Always Tried to Turn Every Disaster Into an Opportunity

John Rockefeller

Imagine yourself as a child waiting with several friends for a fruit snack after an afternoon of hard play.

Each friend receives their own special fruit: cherries, peaches, grapes, and apricots.  You are happy to get fruit–until your bowl of lemons arrives.

Lemon disasters come with life. The same is true in the workplace.

Effective leaders understand that disasters are opportunities, however.

A budget reduction is an opportunity to eliminate work, renegotiate with vendors, or lobby for needed change in the organization.  A layoff is an opportunity to complete one’s education, change one’s career, or simplify one’s life.

It’s our perspective that leads us to lemonade.

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity (John Rockefeller). Another way of expressing Rockefeller's wisdom is the following: Make lemonade out of those lemons. Click To Tweet
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Robert Tanner, MBA

Welcome to my leadership blog. I'm the Founder & Principal Consultant of Business Consulting Solutions LLC, a certified practitioner of psychometric assessments, and a former Adjunct Professor of Management. As a leadership professional, I bring 20+ years of real world experience at all levels of management.

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