I was delighted to deliver a workshop called “Winning Behaviour” to England’s Nets Team. We were hosted by Ben Hanny at the Furniture Union who are sponsoring the Co Captain Natalie Miller.
It was such a privilege to work with a sports team, as we so often reference sport with our workshops and to have an actual team was amazing. The team are due to leave for the World Cup this weekend in South Africa.
The game Nets is relentless as the ball is in constant play, however the team also need resilience of living and working together for a concentrated period of time.
The workshop had the following objectives:-
- Understand what winning language sounds like
- Recognising behaviours that are acceptable and unacceptable
- Identifying motivators and demotivators
I used the metaphor of a family holiday, concentrated time together and emotions will be running high so agree upfront what is acceptable and unacceptable.
To create the environment they would all feel comfortable in, we used headings on flip charts for all of them to identify what they would like to be doing.
- Make their day
- Be there
- Choose your attitude
This comes from Pike Fish market in Seattle who created a place where selling fish could be fun and rewarding. They labelled this the “Fish Philosophy”.
There were many other areas discussed, my highlight was explaining how to manage their own motivation. I explained how you have a choice to wake up in “Pain” or “Power” however along the way we have people and situations who will hijack or lighten your mood. The team need to be aware of what they consider an “Enhancer” and what is deemed a “Toxin”.
The team were very open with their thoughts and feelings and their was already respect for each other in their sporting team role. After the workshop they now have respect for each other as people and value each others individuality.
Business can learn from taking time out and enjoying each others company without being in their role.
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