It is seven-thirty in the morning in a little village in the south of France. The village is Golfe-Juan. We are just a few kilometers from the big modern city of Cannes. But the scene I am looking at is as different from a big city as it is possible to be.
On this pleasantly crisp June morning, the sky is blue. I am sitting at an outdoor table of a cafe called La Fregate, sipping an espresso coffee.
As I sit, the rich, irresistible smell of warm fresh bread is wafting across the one-lane street from the the boulangerie called Mille Epis The bread is baked on the premises by people who are masters of their craft. Even at this hour, clients are coming to pick up their freshly baked baguettes. They usually buy two. It is no use buying one baguette. The bread is so tasty and aromatic you will have eaten one on the way home.
It suddenly dawns on me that the citizens of this little viilage have a lot to teach us about high-performance teams. To find out what, go here.