Paul's presentation of his experiences was very moving, and inspirational. I believe him being here to talk through and being able to ask questions first hand was great.
I love chess, its a game that gets you thinking not just about your move, but that of your opponents as you try and second guess what their next move is and maybe the next couple after that.
One of the biggest moves in chess is the queen sacrifice, where you give up the most powerful piece on the board. It takes a great player to do such a move, because most will hang on to the queen for as long as possible, hoping to win or draw a game with it.
Sometimes for the good we have to sacrifice something at work, even though at the time it looks a weird move and everybody is thinking have you finally, lost their mind.
This is where a great employee differs from the rest. To change a culture (especially, for a healthier and safer one) everybody has got to learn to sacrifice a little something to help change things for the better. If they don't things will never change and more than likely in the end they will lose everything, as they try and hold on to everything the got.
It's about letting people see the bigger picture and see that the little sacrifice being made will benefit not only the business, but themselves as well. It's that win-win situation for all concerned.
None of us like to wear PPE (mainly because its uncomfortable and at times makes the job a little awkward) but that little sacrifice will help us be safer for now and healthier in the future.
Back in June I commissioned a video, to get my service more noticed.
Where do you start? Well, for me it was easy! I was going to use the game of chess to deliver the message. I have played chess since I was about 9 years old. I'm not a grandmaster, but a steady player.
Chess is a game of endless moves and situations, just like real life. And just like real life we make mistakes, some little and we get away we it. Unfortunately, sometimes there are big mistakes and we lose the game.
So, at the end of August Shaun from Beautiful Life Media done his magic and produced the promotional video below.
Video by Beautiful Life Media