Thursday, March 08, 2007

Creating Change in Business

You can create the behaviour that you want as a leader.

"One evening an old farmer was walking along a country lane. He looked into a field and saw a group of young women bathing naked in a pond. The woman noticed him at about the same time as he noticed them.
One woman shouted "We're not coming out till you leave"
The farmer replied with a grin "Oh, I'm not here to watch you ladies swimming naked or running round the meadow naked....I'm just here to feed the alligator"

The farmer created the potential for a change in mindset. He thought about the context, the situation and thought of something that was valuable to the women - their life. What are your alligators?

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