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post #31 of 36
Gee, nolo, you are one of the smartest people on this forum, I think. You and Bob Barnes. I'm honored to be in your company.

I presume it's the Academy work that makes Bob so scarce around here.

post #32 of 36
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Thank you, Ott. The feeling is mutual.

Bob has been at Rocky Mountain examiner's training. His work on the Academy has been pretty amazing. The Coaches Outline is superb.

You're absolutely, positively certain you can't make it, Ott?
post #33 of 36
Yes, I'm sure I can't make it but I'm so happy for all of you who will be there, it will be monumental.

post #34 of 36
current situation flavors current discretion....
post #35 of 36
I like to refer to this as planting a seed in my students. In an 1.5 lesson it is very easy to overfill someone. I would much rather plant one seed that can grow into something big and real. Something that grows into them. If we actually have the opportunity to see them again, we can weed, fertilize and water, to help it grow deeper and stronger roots. Easier to get seed to take root in a short time than to get five to root well enough to survive. [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #36 of 36
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I like the gardening metaphor a lot, Ric. It works with free will. The customer decides. That's Nike's operational philosophy, and I think it would be cool if the ski industry adopted it for their own.

Peter Senge wrote and article about systems thinking in which he also used the metaphor of the gardener, contrasting the difference between a gardener who says to his seedlings, "Grow dammit!" and the one who patiently creates an environment conducive to plant growth.
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