Getting Around to It” to “TUIT”: The Legacy of George J. Zenger

George J. Zenger

In the bustling corridors of Zenger Group, a tradition quietly took root—which embodied the essence of George J. Zenger, the revered patriarch of the Zenger family and one of the founding members of our organization.

George possessed a unique knack for infusing warmth and humor into the fabric of our work culture. His unannounced visits to project sites were not merely about inspection; they were moments of connection, opportunities to share stories, and, above all, reminders to embrace a different perspective.

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Picture this: a jovial George, his eyes twinkling with mischief (as you can see in the above photo), strolling into a room where deadlines loomed large and tasks awaited completion. Inevitably, someone would offer the familiar refrain, “I’ll do it when I get around to it.” Little did they know that those words would soon prompt George’s trademark response.

Without fail, George would reappear, bearing a small yet potent reminder—a circular token emblazoned with a single word in bold letters: “TUIT.” It was a simple gesture, but its impact reverberated throughout the small print shop, eliciting chuckles and sparking introspection in equal measure.

For George, the “TUIT” wasn’t just a clever play on words; it was a gentle nudge, a whimsical invitation to transcend the monotony of daily tasks and embrace the spirit of initiative. It served as a reminder that while it’s easy to defer action until later, seizing the moment can yield unexpected rewards.

Today, as we reflect on George J. Zenger’s legacy, we find ourselves inspired by his ethos of engagement and his unwavering belief in the power of small gestures. The “TUIT” may have been a tangible token, but its true value lay in the message it conveyed—an invitation to approach our work with enthusiasm, purpose, and a touch of lightheartedness.

As we carry forward George’s spirit of camaraderie and encouragement, let us remember that sometimes, the most profound lessons come in the guise of a simple circular piece with a single word—a reminder to seize the moment and do what needs to be done, right here, right now.

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