When I think of leadership + coaching, I always find myself thinking about The Ship of Theseus or Theseus’ Paradox.
The Ship of Theseus was introduced to me back in the day in a university Philosophy 101 class. It is a thought experiment that raises the question of whether an object that has had all of its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object.
As the class argued whether the ship was the same or not, I began to wonder about the argument from a leadership perspective.
How would the captain of the ship convince his crew to sail the open sea all the while changing every piece of the ship?
How does one get buy in on a “go big or go home” or in this case, sink to the bottom of the ocean scenario?
How would the Captain connect and communicate his plan so that his crew would join him?
The ability to connect, communicate, collaborate in a bid to conquer is the foundation of all successful teams. The arena of competition did not matter. It could be a Fortune 500 corporation, a not for profit agency, a high tech start up, a professional sports team or a family.
In the 70’s, a tectonic shift took place when companies began to value the insights of their employees. The exchanging of information, the valuing of group game planning (the why, when, who, what and where) increased the odds for team success. It also minimized project failures.
At TECTONIC TLC, I draw on a lifetime of experiences. I am an entrepreneur, an elite athlete/coach, a sports broadcaster, a husband and a father. Over the past 40 years, I have convinced teammates to buy in and I have been convinced to buy in.
I love team building and the feeling of connecting and achieving with others.
The greatest gift you can give someone is the opportunity to be seen, heard and valued. To invest in their potential contribution.
A successful leader creates the stage for his cast to be seen, heard and valued.
Let’s connect and talk leadership + coaching! Let’s build a stage!