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Frog @ Eskhill

Several management writers have used a frog as a metaphor of their management thinking. We particularly like the thoughts of Charles Handy and Alistair Mant: Charles Handy wrote in The Age of Unreason: If you put a frog in water and slowly heat it, the frog will eventually let itself be boiled to death. We, too, will not survive if we don't respond to the radical way in which the world is changing. Alistair Mant wrote about change management in Intelligent Leadership. He explained the key idea of systems thinking by using the metaphor of the bicycle (which can be taken apart and put together again and tinkered with, and which is passive) and the frog (which ceases to be a frog beyond a certain level of interference and which is likely to try to resist). And beyond these metaphors of change and systems thinking we chose a frog symbol because: Frog people understand change and transformation. What could be more fascinating than a creature that begins life in water swimming freely like a fish, and gradually grows and develops feet, lungs instead of gills, sheds its tail, expands the size of its head, and climbs upon a rock and hops off onto land. We too are transformed within the womb, from a tiny fish like creature that swims in fluid, to the air breathing infant that emerges at birth. Frog people are also aware of our earliest beginnings. The earliest known frog fossils were found in Arizona and are believed to be from the late Jurassic period, about 190 million years ago. The frog helps when you feel alienated from nature and from the earth. A frog reminds us that we all came from the same beginnings and share one common bond. And frogs leap - some up to 20 times their body length - so for great leaps forward, for transformational change and for sustainable existence - think frog @ eskhill. Add to these metaphors the story of the frog and the prince and Beatrix Potter's Jeremy Fisher, (not to mention the frogs - live and iconic - that inhabit our pond at the Green House and Mains of Rymore!) and we felt that we had our perfect symbol.

Frog Facts

In Japan frogs are symbols of good luck Native American and Australian aborigines believed frogs brought rain In India frogs personified thunder In China it wasn't the Man in the Moon but the Frog in the Moon. In ancient Egypt frogs were symbols of resurrection.
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Eskhill & Co | Green House at Eskhill | 15A Inveresk Village | Musselburgh EH21 7TD | Tel: 0131 271 4000

Frog @ Eskhill

Several management writers have used a frog as a metaphor of their management thinking. We particularly like the thoughts of Charles Handy and Alistair Mant: Charles Handy wrote in The Age of Unreason: If you put a frog in water and slowly heat it, the frog will eventually let itself be boiled to death. We, too, will not survive if we don't respond to the radical way in which the world is changing. Alistair Mant wrote about change management in Intelligent Leadership. He explained the key idea of systems thinking by using the metaphor of the bicycle (which can be taken apart and put together again and tinkered with, and which is passive) and the frog (which ceases to be a frog beyond a certain level of interference and which is likely to try to resist). And beyond these metaphors of change and systems thinking we chose a frog symbol because: Frog people understand change and transformation. What could be more fascinating than a creature that begins life in water swimming freely like a fish, and gradually grows and develops feet, lungs instead of gills, sheds its tail, expands the size of its head, and climbs upon a rock and hops off onto land. We too are transformed within the womb, from a tiny fish like creature that swims in fluid, to the air breathing infant that emerges at birth. Frog people are also aware of our earliest beginnings. The earliest known frog fossils were found in Arizona and are believed to be from the late Jurassic period, about 190 million years ago. The frog helps when you feel alienated from nature and from the earth. A frog reminds us that we all came from the same beginnings and share one common bond. And frogs leap - some up to 20 times their body length - so for great leaps forward, for transformational change and for sustainable existence - think frog @ eskhill. Add to these metaphors the story of the frog and the prince and Beatrix Potter's Jeremy Fisher, (not to mention the frogs - live and iconic - that inhabit our pond at the Green House and Mains of Rymore!) and we felt that we had our perfect symbol.
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