We should not disparage the former as we are casting vision for a new way to do things. This cartoon says it well (click on the image for a larger view):
I was in a meeting recently where vision was being cast for a new way to train others, and a new way to think about building multiplying groups. The former ways were denigrated as part of promoting a new way.
I’m guilty of this sometimes, so I’m not casting stones. We should remember this cartoon and not denigrate previous efforts as we move forward.
Trash-talking former strategies has no place in leading into the future.
We stand on the shoulders of many that have gone before.
How can we lead into the future without trashing the past?