Some of you are Tim Tebow fans and some of you are not – got it. Regardless of your feelings, let’s not miss the chance to learn something here about leadership. Here are a few things I've observed watching Tebow this season that have been great reminders for me.
I’ve been fascinated by teams most of my life. I guess it started when I was about 6 years old. It was in the days before tee ball – I think it was just called baseball then. From that day until today, I’ve been on countless teams… some good, some really bad and a few great ones. I’ve been on sports teams of all kinds, church teams (or committees) and certainly scores of teams at work. One thing remains constant; the best teams seem to have figured something out that the others have missed. What is it?
There’s been a lot written over the last few years about how organizations can close the Knowing-Doing gap. That’s fantastic… However, I want to know how to close that gap for me personally! It amazes me how often I feel like I know what needs to be done and yet fail to get it done.
People always watch the leader – whether you want them to or not. What are they looking for? Fundamentally, people are watching the leader for clues - clues regarding what’s important to the leader and clues to determine if the leader is trustworthy.
I just returned from an amazing trip to Antarctica - I had the opportunity to see something I've been talking about for almost a decade. I've asked leaders around the world to think about what leadership really looks like. Have you ever thought about it? What does leadership look like?