“Those who row the boat have no time to rock it, but those who rock the boat have no time to row it.” – Orrin Woodward
Especially as a long time rowing coach, the quote is one I can appreciate. Especially, apropos during the biggest rowing week of the year – Henley Royal Regatta. Hats off to our Borlase girls (Amber and Ellie – bow pair above, and Gabby) who took home victories last week at Womens Henley.
Yes, ‘rocking the boat’ can be a good thing at times, but don’t undervalue the contribution of some good oarsmen in your boat to get to where you want. As the Latin proverb says “If there is no wind, row”.
Leaders rock the boat, Managers row the boat.