In 2007, as a new CEO, I sought to unified an organization towards their vision, mission and values. In planning for what would be my first public speech as the newly appointed leader I came up with the following statement:
“Everybody Paddles, at the Same Time, in the Same Direction, towards the Same Goal.”
If you have ever went whitewater rafting you understanding that there is only one way to get from the beginning to the end. It requires working together, synchronize rowing, with completion as the final outcome. This is what the organization has done through calm, daunting and successful times.
Everyone continues to pick up their Paddle, Oar and take Action.
Share a Unifying Moment with challenges and success…..a Teaching/Learning Opportunity.