There is one thing that separates me from an animal.
I’m aware that I have opposable thubs, participate in stock markets and listen to podcasts.
But the most essential line of demarcation between human beings as me and say, squirrels, is the reconstruction of things. Reconstruction that take place by the stories we tell. Animals don’t have narrative; we people have and I can. And our and my expression is less and less limited to words.
Animals can not turn the arc of their experience into a reoccuring tale. People can, managers should, I do.
Animals know the scent of danger, but they can not describe it. People can, and you and I – as managers – should.
The narrative is the ideal housing for significance and it is significance that makes meaning and meaning makes us matter. And act accordingly
Describing contexts, connecting to them (if relevant) and compact acting. That is what separates managers from animals. Do you act accordingly, do you nog agree or…?