The Chickens Hired A Fox! Because The Fox Was Nice! A few Chickens needed to strengthen the security of their coop. The proposal for service was awarded to the nicest Fox the chickens had ever met.
The Chickens were so excited with the amiable disposition of the Fox after all; the Fox told the Chickens precisely what they wanted to hear.
So the chickens dismissed the proposal from the Rooster, who came across as extremely mean and cocky!
Sometimes the nicest are the greatest threat. Those chickens seeking help sharing their weaknesses were vulnerable to finding a friendly Fox on the hunt.
The Rooster was very vocal about the new rules the chickens would have to abide by to prevent their slaughter in an unsecured coop; some of the chickens thought the Rooster was just being mean and scary.
The Rooster explained what a chicken coop littered with feathers, and blood would look like; with such details, the Chickens could smell the blood; the chicken's fears and insecurities quickly replaced any logic the chickens had, and they ran towards a false comfort of the friendly Fox.
The welcoming jargon from the friendly, nice Fox quickly put the Chickens at ease. But, unfortunately, as the friendly Fox awarded the chicken's insecurities with false platitudes and gratuitous compliments, the chicken's fears disappeared like fog at sunrise. The Chickens were now in a position to be breakfast for the Fox!
When a business or industry's future is threatened by disruption, its actors must learn to evaluate the sincerity of those perceived as nice and those thought to be mean.
In reality, the meanest thing one can hear is the most honest thing one needs to listen to in order to prevent a disastrous outcome.
Don't be the chicken awakened by a Fox in a coop surrounded by blood and feathers screaming to the Rooster for help.
Ray Stasieczko, Host of The End Of The Day With Ray!