Thursday, 31 March 2016

SMALL CHANGE ..........BIG DIFFERENCE...............

A small ripple in the ocean can cause a whirlpool
A minuscule crack in the glacier can cause an avalanche
The flutter of a butterfly’s wings may alter the path of a tornado
A tiny inner voice may start the biggest decision of your life

Throughout history we have innumerable examples of how small changes lead to forming new relationships………...building new technologies………. generating new ideas…….forming a new mindset…... routing fear and inhibition!

Nelson Mandela took a small step by wearing the Springbok jersey in the 1995 Rugby World Cup Finals – a symbolic action for unifying the blacks and the white Afrikaaners…the difference……creation of a new moral compass for South Africa.

Adam Gilchrist achieved an astonishing feat by carrying a squash ball in his left glove that gave him a better grip of the bat……the difference……….the fastest century in 2007 World Cup Final with 13 fours and 8 sixes off just 104 balls.

Henri Frederic Amiel observed: “what we call little things are merely the causes of great things; they are the beginning, the embryo, and it is the point of departure which, generally speaking, decides the whole future of an existence. It’s not just about making big changes in order to get to a big difference. Sometimes it’s all about knowing which small change to make along the way, knowing that they can make the biggest difference of all”.

Sweating on the small stuff seems like a huge task especially with mounting deadlines. We often get so caught up in long meetings, e-mails and spreadsheets that we ignore the small wins or the small changes in thought, attitude or behavior that can create a huge impact on team performance and productivity.

SMALL CHANGE .....BIG DIFFERENCE attitude can give us an opportunity to make a subtle shift in thinking and change perspectives to deal with results in our key areas.

Would be interested to learn from you about your SMALL CHANGE BIG DIFFERENCE Stories?

“The journey of a Thousand miles begins with a single step”
-          Lao Tzu