Thinking. Differently.

Two childhood friends met again as adults. One became a royal courtier and the other a monk. Seeing the monk’s tattered clothes, the courtier advised, “If you learned to bow and serve the king, you would not have to eat rice and beans.” Pondering the thought, the monk replied, “If you learned to eat rice and beans, you would not have to bow and serve the king.”

(The story has several versions, dating back to Diogenes of Sinope in the fourth century BC.)

Moving forward in EHS often requires immense change in thought. Changes in thought precede all changes in strategy, culture, processes, recruiting and retention, and training.

Are you willing to change your mind? Am I?

 

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