Leadership lessons & a Barbell Bar?
What’s the tie in? As it turns out, quite a few.
- It teaches you to be a servant first. You quickly learn, if you think “serving is beneath you, then leadership is beyond you”.
- It teaches you to build comfort around being uncomfortable. You know, the feeling of something cold, hard, rusty rough surface that rips your skin off, leaves you with calluses, a coarse swollen palm each time. Now compare that with having to LOVE those under your care even if you don’t LIKE them.
- It teaches you to use your fear(s) as a COUNSELOR: You know the bar is unforgiving & leaves your palm bleeding & in pain for days.
But you know you’ve GOT TO ignore that fear and move the weight to the sides of the bar in order to grow (either by pulling it upwards or holding on to the bar while YOURSELF up).
Now, imagine the weights to be those under you’re care – you have been put in-charge of their development, which impacts the organization (both employees & customers by extension)
So, is your Leadership BAR tested?
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Author: Kamlesh Thakur
Mr. Kamlesh Thakur has worked in the software development & IT sector for over 17 years, traveled to a few countries, lived as an expat in a few of them. He has served multiple industry types as Projects, Program and Change Leader.
A few years ago he published his 1st book called “A Middle Class Dream” which was placed as an honorable mention in the Paris Book awards 2015. Then he released the 2nd book with the title “Run Your Day & Stop Having it Run You”. Based on this framework, he created his 1st online course program on productivity and purpose driven goal setting recently and the 2nd course on Fitness for career professionals with high stress jobs
Topics he speaks on mainly revolve around Leadership & Influence, Transformation (Leading Changes) that leads to Empowerment, Marketing, Leveraging Diversity & Importance of Fitness in the Corporate Culture.