Have there been moments in your work place or personal life when you thought you were right, and did not see the need to change, only to face a big disaster?
Many of you would have heard of the following classic anecdote which wonderfully illustrates the perils of stubbornness and the need to change. The original of the story is attributed to Frank Koch, a naval officer.
A battleship had been at sea on its routine manoeuvres under heavy weathers for days. The captain, who was worried about the deteriorating weather conditions, stayed on the bridge to keep an eye on all activities.
One night, the lookout on the bridge suddenly shouted, “Captain! A light, bearing on the starboard bow.”
“Is it stationary or moving astern?” the captain asked.
The lookout replied that it was stationary. This meant the battleship was on a dangerous collision course with the other ship. The captain immediately ordered his signalman to signal to the ship: “We are on a collision co