"If you think you can keep doing the things you've been doing and sustain past success, you are mistaken. America voted for change and it is going to get change. Much of it will radically transform the way American businesses function and compete. For example, it has suddenly become frowned upon (politically) for companies to have motivational meetings for employees and appreciation events for customers. New solutions to meet these needs are necessary. Business as usual is unrealistic in our current economic climate. Leaders must accept the fact that success is likely to become a moving target and their organizations must become faster, leaner and better equipped to compete and change quickly. To embrace speed as a strategic asset requires higher levels of clarity about the real needs and goals of the organization. Clarity means that the value and purpose of every effort must be evaluated and put to the test."