Topics: Coaching & Training
Let’s go way, way back in time for a moment. Think about how a ship in the 18th century operated. Both the captain and the crew had one common goal: smooth sailing! The crew relied on the captain to operate skillfully and make good decisions, and the captain relied on the crew to fulfill their roles. Each member on the ship was a leader who relied on the other leaders to perform their roles for the good of everyone.
A few weeks ago, I was on a TV interview and the host had an eyelash stuck to her cheek. Not knowing her very well, I waited to see if one of her staff members would say anything to her directly. As time went on, the interview was about to start, so I leaned over and whispered to her, “Hey, if you had an eyelash on your cheek would you want to know?” She replied, “Of course!”
We’ve all been there, whether you are a solo-entrepreneur or the senior leader of a multi-national corporation. Leaders just like ship Captains must keep their eye on the ocean currents in order to get into a favorable flow. When a Captain and their Crew are “being” their best, the entire ship can arrive days or weeks earlier while expending less energy.