Are we sailing….we are sailing

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Sailing as a metaphor for our lives and work and organisations came up twice recently…
First from a mate who has been learning to sail: “it is a nice metaphor – you are at the mercy of the wind, with a degree of choice and skill mixed in”
And second, remembering some work 10 years ago on a Journey Planner (a large table top diagram – see p 10 and 11 here) for a more recent example that took sailing as its metaphor: We may know our ultimate destination and desired direction. Whilst we need to be focused on our overall vision and ultimate goal at all times we must also be prepared to continually adjust and amend what we are doing minute by minute and day by day as we tack and turn due to the changing circumstances around us.

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