To Ponder: The Art Of The Faceplant
I’ve been keep tabs on the amazing work done by Boston Dynamics for years now. The work they do is absolutely mind-blowing. Don’t believe me? Take a look at this. This is a short gif of their robots’ latest feat: Parkour.
Maybe I’m a little too much of a futurist, but I’m looking forward to the day that robotics and human biology truly merge – with each one improving on the other.
Watching a robot traverse those boxes in single leaps is damn impressive.
But there’s another gif that I want to show you. It’s the same robots. But this time they are still Learning.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but chuckle at the robot ‘face-planting’ right into that table. There’s humour in the hit because it’s all too human.
We’ve all been there. Making a jump in our endeavours and falling just a touch short. The workshop that no-one attends. The new service that it turns out that no one really wants.
And that’s part of the art of Change Leadership. The vulnerability to make the jump. To lead the way.
..And to laugh when you faceplant.