Grandpa | Seth’s blog

It’s a common kind of reaction / criticism / brainstorm, and it deserves a name.

Towards the end, when most of the work is done and it’s almost time to send the ship …

Give a suggestion that will change a lot of what has been done. That may sound like a good idea, but it’s hard to say.

Contribute to your advice without creating a piece of work, without proof of significant skill, and unwilling to take responsibility for what happens next.

This is a form of screaming from bleachers.

Whether your idea is fresh or innovative does not change the role of resistance. This kind of advice is a great place to hide. You’re helping, aren’t you? And if they ignore you, well, it’s up to them.

Grandstander wants to be part of things, but doesn’t seem to be doing the hard part.

It can be a guest who shows up half an hour before dinner and advises you to change the menu.

Or the promoter that wants to weigh the design of the product one week before launch.

Or just after your four-year relationship turned into an engagement that good friend wonders out loud whether you will marry her.

The alternative is to get out of the bleacher and go on the field. Give training. Show me your work. Busy early. The owner of the results.

We need it more than ever.

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