In previous posts, I've talked about Love at work and nurturing the mutations and nuances in order to make something truly unique and special. The Minnesota Lynx, proceeding to with their 4th WNBA championship in 7 years, won with love. Maya Moore talked about her love for Coach Cheryl Reeve and how the players play as a team.Read More
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We are not setting up our future leaders to see and experience properly.
We train our children and young adults to become proficient at a lot of things, hopefully some of them are engaging to them. We give them training to become better athletes. We put them in tutoring to do better on their college entrance exam. Each one of their classes tries to get them to a certain standard of knowledge to pass tests. When they get into the workplace, we teach them how to do specific tasks and handle a narrow set of projects.
Technical, tactical ability in these areas is NOT really where it's at, however. Read More
Basketball teams need players that can be counted on to be consistent in certain areas every game and, possibly, bring forth a night here and there where they exceed normal output. It's hard for a coach to give substantial playing time to someone that will be all over the place regarding production from game to game.
Is business the same way? Do we crave consistency so much in business that we stifle creative inspiration? Do alignment and engagement suffer when creative ideas don't come forth? Is it possible to have some of both in the same person or do we need to have a separate savant around to lead us into new places? Are you as a leader willing to empower your team to be creative?Read More
Kobe Bryant completed his 20th season in the NBA last night in spectacular fashion. His 60 points, including 17 in a row in the 4th quarter, were the most scored by a player in his final game.
Has Kobe's final season been a 'success'? Given what I consider the best definition of success in sports and in leadership, the answer is definitely YES. Read More
Today, we had our monthly Afila Group meeting. There was great discussion surrounding various strategic issues. However, I think the most poignant moment of the morning was a conversation I had with our host for the day.Read More
My youngest son finished his youth traveling basketball experience yesterday with a loss. He will be moving to the high school ranks next year and it's possible he won't be playing with the boys he's been playing with for upwards of 5 years.
However, my son didn't exhibit any semblance of remorseful feelings and was surprised that I was sad.