How often have you seen decisions taken that reflect a short term profit opportunity, rather than addressing a longer term need?

In politics, the word “spinable” can usually be substituted for profitable.

All organizations face the challenge of balancing short term expediency against the longer term, and usually tougher to sell, need.

A measure of the leadership of an organization is the extent to which they focus on the need, rather than succumbing to the siren song of expediency, and the extent to which there is a philosophical framework in place that guides these deliberations, and drives consistency of decision making over time.