By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy
Here’s an idea to help you become more aware of your surroundings.
One night at sea, a ship’s captain saw what looked like the lights of another ship heading toward him on a collision course. He had his signalman blink to the other ship: “Change your course 10 degrees south.” The reply came back, “Change YOUR course 10 degrees north.”
This infuriated the captain, so he signaled back, “Dammit, I say change your course south. I’m on a battleship.”To which the reply came, “And I say change your course north. I’m in a lighthouse.”
That’s how then Senator Joe Biden told the Battleship vs. Lighthouse story in a 2005 speech. Read the rest of this entry »