On Thursday I was lucky enough to attend a course on Sustainability. A very emotive topic indeed.
Our host came up with a great analogy about the All Blacks and the very laws of nature. If we follow the All Blacks then we too can win.
He proposed that The All Blacks win a lot because they know the rules.
Ok now you have my attention . What he was saying was that if we follow the laws of nature that we can live with this planet. If we continue this …. The lights went on. It’s all about knowing the rules of engagement.
I had the luxury of choice last week. Be the Sergeant of Arms for the contest of compete in the Evaluation Contest.
At a glance Sergeant Of Arms looked tough.
I had been preparing for the Evaluation contest. In that I mean I was reading the rules to see what I needed to do to score points.
I had the goals and drive I wanted to improve the following
- speaking in the 3rd Person
- Doing the CRC sandwich and a summary
- Timing and layers of thoughts on the fly.
This seemed the easy choice I know the rules a bit and had some familiarity.
I knew the rules of engagement.
Some of the known rules I think
- Greet the Contest Chair in your opening
- Classic CRC
- Commendations with positive nods and pointers
- Recommendations with challenges layered within
- Miore commendation
- To Summarise
Some more rules of the lesser known rules.
- Knowing the other competitors
- Stick to the rules
- bending the rules
This too is how the All Blacks win because the entire team are well versed in the known and lesser known rules of engagement.
Then I looked a the Sergeant of Arms Role and it was the SA role but more. This role was outside this rinse repeat mode that I am coming to know.
So it was with admiration to see that one of our newer members stood up to take this role. We can learn from this and all of us boaters take a bow that some one that is beginning to learn the rules of engagement.
Is brave enough to take a spot in the front row and show us all perhaps adding to the lesser known rules of engagement.
Kia a kaha
Boaters and all that float within the club!