Updated: Dec 1, 2018
This first blog promotes in a roundabout way the process of creatively thinking about "success". I have used this slide with a number of audiences and teams over the years and it always provides a range of responses. One comment was "it is not true that ostriches stick their heads in the sand". This by an obvious ostrich expert colleague. This prompted mass ostrich googling and revealed the extra-terrestrial being known as the ostronaut.
The slide also seems to prompt quasi-philosophical debates about thinking, and seeing, and their relative virtues. Vision or foresight? When asked upon my thoughts with regard to said topics my usual get out of jail card had to be deployed, "all thinking, seeing, and doing, is good" I said.
Some colleagues even started to think about what they were doing well, and how to build upon and promote those activities.
Yet celebrating success, identifying the good, and developing the good, is always good.