Peter Christie is a well-known ‘change agent’ (sorry Peter) in South Africa. What Peter calls himself is a strategic story-teller. Absorbing spinner of tales of fairies and parliamentarians alike, Peter’s moniker is “Big Chief Talking Bull”, his online identifier being “Not the Bored Room”.
No matter the story, Peter taps in to something with which I think we all need to reconnect: the child within. I don’t imply some psycho-dynamic three year process of angst and peeling of sun-burned layers. Rather, that part of us that delights in life.
What child-like qualities might benefit board meetings? Saying it like it is – honesty, sometimes raw, is refreshing. Spontaneity – not recklessness, but (as per the dictionary definition)
In a world that is dynamic to the point of freneticism, where new challenges face business at an inconceivable rate, and information overload threatens even the most robust of strong shoulders, a little bit of play might lead to, well, something different?
For more on Peter’s work see https://www.linkedin.com/in/bigchieftalkingbull