“How did you get here today?”
A seemingly ordinary question. Yet, when someone asked it during a pioneer training session, it kicked off an extraordinary conversation.
It was only a couple of weeks into the programme, but one woman, Andrea, described how she was already bored with travelling the same route to Oxford every week. So that morning, she had tried a different way. She was not alone.
Pretty much every one else said the same thing; they had turned off their sat navs or GPS’s and changed their routes. Just to explore. Just to see what happens when you don’t pick the quickest or easiest route. As one person said, “Who knows what you’ll find?”
And in a sense, that is what pioneering mission is about. You may know the direction you wish to go, but you would like to get there in less-travelled, more creative way. You want to listen and learn and try things that perhaps have not been tried before. For you, the journey is just as important as the destination.
If this resonates with you, then consider taking part in the CMS pioneer mission leadership training course.