Did you know the Eiffel Tower was a test? The structure was only meant to remain in place for 20 years and yet 130 years later it’s still there. That sounds like a successful experiment to me! Especially considering that no one in Paris liked the structure when it was initially erected. Now it’s affectionately called the “Iron Lady” and is forever associated as a Paris landmark.
What does this have to do with you?
Well two things –
- I’m back from vacation which is where I learned that fun little tidbit.
- Sometimes experiments and tests go better than expected even if you’re met with resistance at the outset.
That’s the real takeaway for you this week as you consider when and with whom to use these sports conversation starters with. Even if you don’t think you’ll like it. Even if you don’t think your colleagues want to talk sports with you. It’s amazing how things change over time. So give it a chance and use these sports convo starters this week.
He’s joining me the day before Seahawks training camp opens and you don’t want to miss this conversation that includes his take on mentorship, ways you can mentor others without being asked, 3 ways to support other leaders in an organization and the keys to running an effective meeting.