Happy 2011 to you and your team..
This year is going to be another interesting year of whatever you and I make it to be..
The winds of whatever the economy is doing will continue to blow. But we have to set our sails to deal with it.
While we continue to enjoy the New Years weekend, we went with our swimming mates to see ‘The Kings Speech’ last night.
What a movie!!!
I would say it is one of if not THE BEST movie I have seen in many, many years.
I would call it THE ULTIMATE COACHING MOVIE..
If you’re in Coaching, Training, Presenting or Management, this movie has so many lessons in how to coach, train, transform, empower another human being.
Here are just a couple of the lessons (without destroying the plot if you haven’t seen the movie)
SET THE RULES – SET THE CONTEXT FOR THE CHANGE
Geoffrey Rush’s character, Lionel Logue, sets the rules very early on.
‘My castle, my rules’ is a great line that sets the context and the structure for the integrity of the coaching relationship.
As a Coach myself I know, if we keep bending and twisting the rules to compromise what and how the coaching process, you end up with comprimised or even negative results.
Inevitably, when the results are weak or compromised, 90% of people will not blame themselves. They will blame the coach.
Lesson: If the client (staff member, team member) is not willing to play by your rules, don’t play the game.
UNDERSTAND THE ROOT CAUSE OF YOUR PROBLEM
Colin Firth’s character has a problem.
It is hard to solve any problem unless you know the root cause of the problem.
If you just treat the symptoms, you are not creating a permanent solution.
A Band-Aid might cover it up, but it may need cleaning out before it heals properly and permanently.
Whatever key problems and issues you had in 2010, you might want to take a good look at the cause of the problem so it can be solved.
We use the proven Fishbone Problem Analyser Tool to do this.
You might want to do something similar.
DRILL, DRILL AND OVERDRILL
There can be no change in behaviour and results without deconstructing the behaviour and drilling the components (or total) new behaviour.
If I want to teach you to swim, I have to teach you to float… then to kick.. then to use the overarm stroke.. then to breathe… then put it all together..
There will be both a physical (what the body is doing) and emotional/psychological (what the mind and emotions are doing) component to your swimming lesson success.
If you have a fear of water, no matter how much I teach you to kick, I still need to address that fear one way or another.
If I want to teach you to handle objections better, I will also need to not only teach you new words and sentences, I will need to deal with any emotional/ psychological blocks you have to someone saying NO to you.
There are many other fantastic lessons in this film for anyone involved in creating transformation and breakthroughs.
It really is a must see movie for anyone in business.. or anyone who enjoys the creation and experience of personal transformation.
This movie is of a little known story of a fellow Aussie who did a fantastic job with a King of England who reigned during one of Englands darkest time – World War II…
And as you’ll see, out of darkness comes light.
What does not break me makes me stronger.
A team with focus, resolve, discipline and love, can do miracles.
On that note, I’m off to the beach.
I’ll be taking these lessons into 2011 with me.
Here is the movie trailer if you’re thinking about going…