by Louise Duncan, Managing Director, TetraMap International
Image credit: Space X
Can humans send a star into space? Peter Beck already did and here is his why.
“No matter where you are in the world, rich or in poverty, in conflict or at peace, everyone will be able to see the bright, blinking Humanity Star orbiting Earth in the night sky. My hope is that everyone looking up at the Humanity Star will look past it to the expanse of the universe, feel a connection to our place in it and think a little differently about their lives, actions and what is important“.
Image credit: Rocket Lab
Both are concerned with the future of humanity and the finite resources of our planet – as Buckminster Fuller was in his time.
We applaud their brilliance, dedication, creativity, commitment and undoubted legacies.
What they’re doing at Space X and Rocket Lab doing most certainly is rocket science – and of course, they happen to make it look easy when we all know it is most certainly not. In fact, the opposite is true.
But what about something that appears to be easy and is not rocket science?
I’m talking about communication and those other tricky, hard to define ‘soft skills’ – where rocket science doesn’t really help us much. When we’re dealing with topics like empathy, relationships, emotional intelligence, and purposeful communication – practical tools and maps are often more helpful.
Soft skills are wrongly named because for most of us they’re really hard.
Let’s explore that definition in the context of communication in our everyday lives at work, at home and in our community. Not exactly rocket science. Meaning : Simple, easy; something that lacks complexity and is not too difficult to do or understand.
Hmmm. Some ‘profiling tools’ are almost in the league of rocket science – because there is so much complexity wrapped around them. How does an ENFP show empathy with an ISTJ? (Mostly, I have no idea)
TetraMap is definitely not rocket science – but it does help make those hard to master soft skills a whole lot easier to learn and understand. After all, today’s catch-phrase is ‘simplify’ not ‘complexify’!
We think TetraMap’s value is in helping make people’s lives happier, healthier and more harmonious – and in my book that is worth quite a few rockets! We’d love your comments on this…