I was listening to Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 earlier this week, and Richard Hammond was interviewed. I have no strong views of Richard Hammond. I can pretty much take him or leave him. Douglas Adams may describe him as ‘mostly harmless’.
But he did say something that resonated with me. He said that now, at age 44, he has realised that he isn’t a leader of men, but he is a bloomin’ good foot-soldier. He likes to be told what to do, and then he does it to the best of his ability.
That’s two things that Richard and I have in common then… well, as of next week 😉
Clients don’t use Keystone Development and Training Ltd to challenge the status quo. They don’t use us to be provocative, introduce something radical or to be told what to do. They use us as a resource boost. Our clients typically know what they want to do: they have confidence in internal leadership. Often they simply don’t have the resource to make it happen in a timely manner.
That’s where we come in. Because we don’t have a set training or development programme to sell or a leadership model that we stick slavishly to, we are happy to slot in as, when, where and how we are required. We are an extra pair of hands (or 4 or 5 extra pairs of hands if necessary). Give us a brief and we will deliver it to the best of our ability.
I’ve realised that like Richard Hammond, we won’t change the world. That’s OK. We need people who just get on with the work. What we DO aim to do is make the journey a little easier for those people we join for part of the way.
..and as photos of Richard Hammond are almost certainly all copyright, here’s a picture of a cute hamster.