In this edition ... Friends Bringing Traction in Tragedy... The Boys in the Boat ... How to Make Your Good Team a Great Team ...
Here is your weekly installment of Tuesday Traction Points - Key things I'm seeing and experiencing that give me, and the entrepreneurs I work with, Traction!
Friends Bringing Traction in Tragedy
Last week I received a call from my brother with tragic news. There had been a car accident. Two of his three sons were in the car and were being transported to the hospital. Their mother had died at the scene.
Over the next few days, one of his sons was released from the hospital with bruises and several broken ribs. Funeral services were held. At present, his other son remains in pediatric intensive care in a coma.
A Difficult Week …
To say it has been a really difficult week is an understatement. And while it will remain difficult for some time to come, I experienced love, compassion and service this week that gave me traction … from feelings of darkness and despair to feelings of hope and joy!
… With Glimmers of Peace
Here are a few of the acts of love and service I saw this week that gave me, my brother, and his family a sort of peaceful, joyous traction...
Read my blog post for more of the story (3 minutes)
Book I Enjoyed!
On the long drive from Oklahoma City to Phoenix I listened to The Boys in the Boat. This fantastic book is about the 1936 olympic crew team and their amazing and arduous journey to triumph. The story is filled with wonderful examples of what it means to be "in the boat" as an integral member of a crew with the courage and the heart to win.
Book on Audible by Daniel James Brown
HOW TO MAKE YOUR GOOD TEAM A GREAT TEAM
One of the toughest obstacles for a leadership team of a company to overcome is “vulnerability-based trust” where it’s safe to have conflict and take risks rather than fear them. It’s human nature to avoid uncomfortable or risky situations.
Sure, there are people who are calm, cool and collected when the heat rises in a meeting but most become quiet or at least wait till someone else breaks the ice.
Read More on the EOS Worldwide blog (3 minutes)