exploring business change through rugby
I realised that gut instinct will only get you so far when making difficult decisions, following my recent participation in the Leadership Conversations hosted by St George’s Society of Leadership Fellows, Windsor Castle.
Far better to engage with others to get vital input from a diverse range of perspectives and make a sound decision.
It was an early start for all of us - 0730 in the morning for the meeting kick-off!
With no opportunity at that stage to have tucked into any of the breakfast delicacies on offer, even the most ardent branding advocate would have struggled to energetically start talking about branding for small and medium sized companies.
So I took a different approach to get people engaged.
I started with 4 questions posed to the audience. Using an interactive online tool, I had over 30 people eagerly putting their views forward and reading what others thought. That then triggered 90 minutes of voluble debate and insights amongst the group.
By taking time to think through appropriate ways to involve people in the room from the very start, the result was animated conversation, intrigued participants, and plenty of viewpoints shared on our topic.
A great start to any day.
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