Ask most leaders within organisations and they’ll give a similar response – they would love to be able to energise and reward their people with some sort of team building event, but the workload is too intense at the moment, and the cost is ‘something we can’t afford right now’. Yet intuitively we know that humans learn through playing, doing and experiencing better than any other method.
This week I had a customer anniversary – one year of delivering a broad spectrum of leadership & management skills to scores of first line managers for my client. I reflected back on all of the different characters and personalities that I had enjoyed working with.
My reflections brought me to a question: ‘what more I could have done to assist the small number of managers in the ‘drowning-not-waving’ category’. Those managers who couldn’t see the wood for the trees, or had a team that they could see no way of uniting, or maybe lacked the self confidence to lead.