Posted on 28. Oct, 2011 in Kirchner Blog
We’re asked all the time what the secret is to our success in helping companies operating off-plan to get back on track and flourish. The answer, as you would imagine, lies in our experience. But more specifically, it relates to the transferability of our experience.
What I mean by that is this: over long careers, you live through a wealth of lessons about what solutions work in what situations and which ones don’t. And, as you see similar situations arise, you become increasingly efficient in applying the right response to them. It’s a kind of pattern recognition. And those same patterns can occur across different industries and in any size enterprise. They just may have different names.
Sometimes people don’t believe so simple an explanation.
I like to think of it like chord shapes on the guitar. The placement of your fingers in a certain pattern will remain harmonic up and down the neck of the instrument, although the pitch may differ. So, a guitarist, recognizing a “C”-shaped chord for instance, knows what chord shape to apply next, regardless of which position that chord is played. Same shapes, different sounds, but the patterns remain completely transferrable. And the more chord shapes the musician comes to know, the faster and more proficient s/he becomes at playing the right chord next.
When you get really good, you make it look simple.
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