Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is renowned from coast to coast for its “can-do” attitude, and for achieving “results,” and not looking for “reasons” that projects can’t be accomplished.
Indeed, our corporate mantra – “Experience the Energy” – speaks directly to our drive, focus, determination, and ability to get things done, which oftentimes requires us undertaking the most challenging, daunting … even borderline impossible … tasks.
We also fully appreciate that setting almost impossibly high standards and goals that might, at first, seem out of reach, is fundamental to greatness.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt seems to have understood this concept, as Peter Drucker, the father of modern business management theory, recounted in an interview he gave journalist, Bill Moyers, in the late 1980s.
In the following excerpt from the interview, Drucker discusses a challenge that President Roosevelt issued in the early days of World War II, and how the United States and its industries responded:
I’ll never forget when Roosevelt announced that we would build thirty thousand
fighter planes. I was on the task force that worked on our economic strength, and
we had just reached the conclusion that we could build, at most, four thousand.
We thought, “For goodness sakes, he’s senile.” Two years later we built fifty
thousand. I don’t know whether he knew, or he just realized that unless you set
objectives really high , you don’t achieve anything at all.
President Roosevelt, paralyzed from the waist down, and in frequent pain, led a nation through the Depression and a war that the U.S. fought on two fronts.
Like the nation he served, he embraced the epic and most trying – and he demanded of America that it go beyond itself, and that it exceed and sacrifice beyond what at one time may have been imaginable.