Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Monday, September 21, 2009

Setting the tone


It is a bit lazy to just lift something Peter wrote, but I thought this was interesting and worth repeating. About the quality of last weekend's A-meet, Peter wrote (emphasis added):

I've been orienteering at Rochester events a number of times over the years and have always enjoyed it. They just have a knack for it -- good orienteering, of course, but also just a really pleasant vibe. I'd give Rick Worner a lot of credit for that. He's both so relaxed and so together, and it rubs off on the others. You could learn a lot by just watching how he handles himself. Very cool. He'd be the first to say he doesn't do anything, but he sets the tone, and the tone is important. And then add a lot of other folks working very hard (Linda, Will, Rob, Mike, many others), the whole thing just seems to click.

The older I get, the more I think things like setting the tone matter.

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posted by Michael | 7:49 PM


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