By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy
Here’s an idea to add punch to your persuasive skills. Reading time: 3:09
“Here’s how you fish,” beamed the proud dad, thrusting a new fishing rod into the tiny hands of his 5-year-old son.
As instructed, the boy methodically caught a fish–but not the thrill of fishing. And soon the boy abandoned his fishing pole for a swimming hole.
Meanwhile his 9 – year-old cousin kept fishing. He was too busy enjoying the WOW in fishing to concentrate on the how of fishing. The WOW?
His dad’s WOW words still echoed in his mind: “Think of your fishing pole as a magic wand that you dip into a watery wonderland.”
This boy was waving a magic wand around some fish. Not fishing. And that made all the difference in maintaining his attention and focusing his performance.
That’s what leaders do. They instill the WOW while others only demonstrate the How in performing a task. Continue reading