Who Has Your Back?

Fortunate enough to see Cirque Du Soleil tonight: a troupe of tumblers being a highlight. Nine men, ranging from heavyset to light, each taking their place in the routine. Diversity being a strength, quite literally in this case. One thing struck me: beyond the theatricality, it was clear that each one was carefully monitoring what the others were doing. The two youngest men were being thrown maybe twenty feet into the air, spinning and twisting, and as each came down, landing on the crash mat, it was clear that someone had an arm out, in just the right place, to steady them. It was seamless: you would almost miss it. But the individuals moved as a team.

Change Curve - the Control Effect

Who has your back? It’s good to be a pioneer: a driver of change. But will you always be in balance, will you ever fall? The first people we recruit into our change community should be those who will reach out with a steadying arm.

About julianstodd

Author, Artist, Researcher, and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the context of the Social Age and the intersection of formal and social systems.
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2 Responses to Who Has Your Back?

  1. gailradecki says:

    What a wonderful little bite to savor! I’ve never thought of this from this perspective. I’ll be thinking about this for a while, I believe. 🙂

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