Motivational Monday!

I am currently listening to Eleven Rings on Audible by Phil Jackson. I love all the stories and inspirations that contributed to the develop of him as a leader.

He shares one leadership tool that I had used with my clients, but with a somewhat different approach, that I want to share with you today. Jackson printed out a picture of a bullseye, ironic as he was coaching the Chicago Bulls at the time, and handed a copy to each player. He asked everyone to put a mark on the target where they saw themselves, assuming the center of the bullseye represented the team. The starters placed themselves very close to the center, but everyone else proved to be a bit more interesting.

Where does your team see itself in relation to the bullseye? I’ve done the same experiment with clients in relation to their families and a set of stones. I ask them to position the stones in how they see the family dynamic—it’s incredibly enlightening—for my clients and me. If you’re a leader in any way, knowing where everyone sees themselves as part of the whole is important, especially when someone puts themselves far away from the center. That’s where your work begins.

Let’s GO! WE GOT THIS!

Beth

P.S. If you’re trying to create a high performance team, start here.

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