The following is the Highlands Version:
There was an important job in Highlands to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody in Highlands did it.
Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job.
Everybody thought that Anybody in Highlands could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody in Highlands could have done.
There are 3 main reasons why Highlands should move past blame and into effective action.
1) It is far more productive to focus on corrective action in the future.
2) It’s less expensive to get on to a solution instead of investing good money after bad simply to point the finger of blame. i.e. like why we (Highlands) didn’t have flood insurance on our municipal buildings. The reality is we didn’t have it, we can’t change that, how do we put our town buildings back together without it and make sure we’re covered in the future.
3) Even if you can perfectly decide who was to blame, most likely those to blame will never ever admit to it and you still have to solve the problems at hand. Energy is better spent and figuring on how can we move on, get better, learn from this, and make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Leadership is very much needed in Highlands and we have to be able to get past simple blame games and exhibit positive leadership if we want to move forward as a community.