How we change what others think, feel, believe and do
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Here's an interesting movie clip from 'Facing The Giants' about motivation. The frame is a coach showing a dispirited team (and particularly a lead member) that they can achieve more than they think if they get their heads down and go for it.
If you can look past the twanging of heartstrings, there are a few interesting things in this clip that are significant for changing minds, coaching and leadership:
Sure, you could criticize some of this, but then if you're in a competitive position (as many of us are, whether we like it or not), then defeatism can be the vastly poorer option. Winning is a choice, just as giving up is a choice. One is harder, but the rewards are so much greater.
What an important and inspiring post! Too often leaders forget the basics of
engaging and inspiring the entire senior team. Too often, they lose their
balance and push more than pull, critique more than connect. It starts with a
simple concept: a mood check on yourself and on each member of your team. And
keeping in mind the vision of what can be, translated into meaningful tangibles
for each member.
Positive outlook and expectation to succeed I think are as important as
talent itself, Maybe more, because with out those attributes, improvement would
be impossible. I don't think there is an Olympic athlete alive who became one
without the belief that he was capable.
Another post which fits right in with this discussion:
Thank you for this very inspiring post... yes it might be slightly corny, but
the underlying principles are rock solid... we are all too often beaten only by
our perception of our limitations. When pushed by internal or external factors
the true potential is reviled... we can all go the extra mile...