Leadership and Fun

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Warning: the video you are about to watch contains dance moves that should only be performed within the confines of one’s own home, without any recording device present…and preferably without another human being within a 500 foot radius.

Okay, now that you’ve had a chance to see the video, you’re probably asking yourself, “Can I get the last four minutes of my life back?”  There are certain things that you just can’t un-watch, and Frank Beamer’s dance moves certainly fall into that category.

The reason I posted that video (aside from the fact that you just can’t look away, even though you desperately want to) is to show that it’s important as a leader to kick back and have some fun every once in a while.  It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind, and the never ending to-do list, that it’s easy to forget to have fun and enjoy what you’re doing.

Some of the best memories I’ve had as a leader/team member is when we’ve collectively had some fun.  Aside from the enjoyment that you can have by creating a fun experience, it’s a great way to build comradery and unity as a team; and it’s also a good way to celebrate your successes. Sometimes I think that we don’t pursue fun things as often as we should because it can seem like a lot of extra work to plan and make arrangements for a big activity or event.  But sometimes the most fun can be had spontaneously, with little to no planning or preparation.  So, my challenge to you is to think of something fun to do with your team within the next week or two and do it!  And if it involves any form of dancing, just be sure that no one is recording…

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