Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Helmsman's view

The helmsman doesn't necessarily own the ship.
The helmsman might not choose the destination.
The helmsman wouldn't select the cargo.
The helmsman won't hire the crew on his own.

The helmsman's job is to get the ship to the destination on behalf of the owner, with the cargo and using the crew, even though the wind and the waves will be trying to blow the ship off course. And all while avoiding the rocks that lie under the surface of the water.

My job is a bit like that of the helmsman of a ship. I've started giving the helmsman's view of where we're going, navigating around the rocks and shallows.