How great is summer?!
The long days, sunshine, warmth, time spent with friends, time spent outside, etc…
Summer is definitely a season to love, but if it’s the only thing you’re talk about this week, you’re probably missing the mark. Stop sounding like a broken record.
Connect with colleagues on other topics with staying power and use these sports #ConvoStarters.
What does your week look like
How many meetings will you attend?
What kind of deadlines are facing?
Who will you talk to?
When you plan your week, make sure you give some thought to the types of conversations you’ll have, and the people involved in those interactions. Being prepared and strategic helps you get the most out your conversations and the time spent at work.
It’s why giving these sports #ConvoStarters and quick glance should be part of your weekly planning process.
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.