Sailors charting a course are like business leaders forecasting customer behavior. Mariners deal with unpredictable conditions that require sharp navigational skills and instincts to make quick course corrections – sound familiar?
Earlier this summer while vacationing at a cottage on Lake Charlevoix in Michigan, my family taught our ten year old golden retriever, named Bella, how to jump off the end of the dock into the lake. She is a water-loving dog and would stand over the edge of the dock looking as if she wanted to jump, but was apprehensive. We demonstrated how to jump many, many times over a couple of days. We reassured and encouraged her and eventually, well, she did it!