Have you ever watched a surfer twist and turn and respond to a wave? Surfers are famous for pivoting, or carving, on the crest of a wave. Surfers have a whole set of lingo for describing nimbleness and the ability to pivot.
Lately, I’ve heard several people asking two questions…How can we be more nimble? How do we pivot more quickly? Organizational jargon can be distracting and overused at times, and has even been summarized in an entertaining slide deck by Forbes .Yet, in these times one has to wonder about the value and importance of being able to “Pivot” and be “Nimble”. Perhaps, surfers can be our instructors. [Read more…]