Plan ahead....


was talking to a group of hospitality executives recently about the challenges and rewards associated with the opening of large integrated resorts. The challenges are found in the complexity of such an undertaking: thousands of tasks occurring in a tightly choreographed timeframe, all performed by teams of people who must execute according to a set of detailed plans. Because there never seemed to be enough time, the pressure from the deadlines sharpened our focus on getting things done on time and right.  The rewards were nearly indescribable: the breathless realization that we were there and in on something so big and special from the beginning: I once commented that at that exact moment in time there would be no dry eyes, and in fact there weren’t. That kind of exhilaration is both moving and rare. Anyone who works on group projects like that realizes the magnitude of those achievements, and that they could not have been accomplished without a good plan and a fierce sense of urgency. That’s how big things get done today.

Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990): American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist