In 1878, noted British comic opera legends W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan used their pens to create the timeless operetta “HMS Pinafore,” a work with numerous songs that have stood the test of time and are still beloved by … British people, Aaron Sorkin fans, Anglophiles and Victorian era time travelers stuck in our modern era. Sir Joseph’s song in Pinafore gives us a great jumping off point for our thesis this week, as he sings about his ascension from from “office boy at an attorney’s firm” to “Ruler of the Queen’s Navy,” an odd career arch given that he has never been to sea before nor ever been on a ship of any kind, though he finds himself cast upon the most difficult ship of them all to navigate – the LeaderShip. (Yeah, we know, roundabout way to get to the metaphor … the writing staff is going through it this week, so … show grace, people).
This week, our boys Sid and Keith will touch on a seldom-approached topic of leadership – the costs therein. Examining intentions, working within opportunities given, understanding reality versus unreality … well, let us just say that with this week’s episode, you’ll certainly be in a better place to govern your Leadership than the aforementioned late 1800s era fictional First Lord of the Admiralty.
So, tune in and turn up this week’s episode of The Overlap Podcast – you don’t want to miss this voyage.