I am sure you will have read the heart-warming news this week of the ten-year-old boy who was swept out to sea in Scarborough and was subsequently rescued over an hour later.
The boy had previously watched “Lifeboat Rescues”, a documentary on the BBC and had followed the survival advice given on the show.
Lee Marton, coxswain at Scarborough lifeboat station said “We’re very much in awe of this incredible lad, who managed to remain calm and follow safety advice to the letter in terrifying and stressful circumstance, had he not, the outcome might have been very different.”
Having watched my other news feeds over the past few months and the various responses to the COVID epidemic I thought it rather timely to quote the idiom
“When you’re up-to your neck in alligators……”
From what I see and from talking to my Clients, I think that most Directors and Senior Managers would agree that aside from the tactical responses that are required, it is the unknown future state that demands attention. Calmness, evaluation of options, alertness, and focus- just as the ten -year old lad did; It’ll be great to see where his career takes him.