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Change Management: Set the Ball in Motion

December 22, 2015 09:09 AM 1
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Post Date: January 1, 1970
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Change Management: Set the Ball in Motion

Dear colleagues,

There were two warring tribes; one tribe lived in the valley and the other high in the mountains. The mountain people invaded the valley people one day, and kidnapped a baby of one of the valley families and took the infant with them up into the mountains. 

The valley people didn't know how to climb the mountain. They didn't know where to find the mountain people or how to track them in the steep terrain. Even so, they sent out their best party of fighting men to climb the mountain and bring the baby home. The men tried first one method of climbing and then another. After several days of effort, however, they had climbed only several hundred feet. Feeling hopeless and helpless, the valley men decided that their case was lost, and prepared to return to their village below. 

As they were packing their gear for the descent, they saw the baby's mother walking toward them. They realized that she was coming down the mountain that they hadn't figured out how to climb. And then they saw that she had the baby strapped to her back. How could that be? 

One man greeted her and said, "We couldn't climb this mountain. How did you do this when we, the strongest and most able men in the village, couldn't do it?" 

She shrugged her shoulders and said, "It wasn't your baby." 


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