This is a variation on a pretty common Leadership Training game (been at many, moderated more than a few) that I also saw a takeoff of today on Girl Meets World. In the game I played you broke into problem solving groups where you were treated according to your label.
These were not randomly assigned and I knew my moderator and later worked with him as State Membership Recruiting Co-ordinator. It was a job I thought I’d loathe because I hate selling and I only took it to keep an eye on this guy and keep him 100 because at the time my Rebel Alliance thought the primary problem with the Club was fake growth and cooking the Memberships books. I had no reason to trust him nor he me.
As it turns out we made quite a team. Flushed the paper, organized 10 new locals, added 300+ members. I worked hard, but no harder than he did. Capped 5 consecutive years of growth. I thought I’d hate selling but I didn’t understand what it was that we sold-
Opportunity, success, and leadership to people who might otherwise go through their whole lives thinking that they were hopeless and inferior. As I look back it’s perhaps the best work I’ve ever done.
You may ask what this moderator labeled me on my team.
Expert. Listen to him.
Tonightly we’ll be talking about Boxing and Brain Damage. I’d have more thoughts about this if I hadn’t been pounding a deeper dent in my desk today. Was that a bell? I’m sure I heard a bell.
Why is it NEVER about racism?
Next Week’s Guests-
- Monday 3/16: Andrew Cockburn
- Tuesday 3/17: Amanda Seyfried
- Wednesday 3/18: Kevin Hart
- Thursday 3/19: Will Ferrell
Just a gentle reminder. We’re coming up on Silly Season (me for doing it) with March Madness looming and Melbourne Sunday. Expect more incoherence and distraction.
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