“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. Humiliation Does Not Build Teams

by Richard Crockett

Remember “Camp Staaldraad”? It’s probably best forgotten as it was not the Springbok rugby teams finest hour, yet sailing, and specifically team building aboard yachts brought some perspective to the subject.

Chris Bonnet pioneered corporate team building aboard yachts, and ran that aspect of his business along sailtraining. A newspaper feature article said this:

Training experts in Durban, who do team-building in a wide variety of ways – through ocean sailing, bush adventures, games and lectures – are strongly opposed to the highly controversial methods used on the Springboks in the run-up to the World Cup.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE:    2003 11 27 – S&A 610 – OCR

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