How High Is Your Appreciative Quotient®, or AQ? The Dance of Leader and Follower--Trust and Collaboration at Work, How High Are Yours?
What You Say Is What You Get® Series from Dr. LInne Bourget MA MBA Ph.D.
As things open and we can dance again, I an resume by book on the dance of lead and follow as it relates to business, especially the leadership power of the value of trust and positive collaboration.
My recent showcase dance prep and performance included these parallels to business leadership:
1. My teacher and partner accepted my choreography, from trust established over years, as he taught
me I could choreograph. He clearly said what he liked, mostly all, from 5 dances, and in a
few places said he didn’t hear the music that way or thought a change would bet better...
he was right every time..power of a pro! we were not afraid to push back
on each other to get the best results...better outcomes! Can your executive teams do this well?
2. I completely trusted him to fall back into his arms for a low scoot along the floor after 4 fast spins.
In fact, I trusted him so much to catch me that I asked him to give me a bit more space for my arm
lines during those spins! This team trust was built over years. Do your teams trust you this much?
3. I trusted him to hold or balance my weight for leveraged moves. The moves he changed or
added were ideal in helping me achieve my goals and showed me off better especially the split at the end which was pain-free...not bad for a boomer, he knew I could do it!
4. I appreciated his challenging me to think further, as I had asked him to push me and demand
more of me, which he did...the split at the end was his idea, easy and pain-free,
to my pleased surprise. Great leaders show you you can do more than you thought. I
love doing this for client executive teams, great that he did this for me.
5. Seeing two places I wished I had done arm lines better, I am eager to improve for the next
performance, expanding my view of the choreography I had started for the next showcase and
what more I want to include. The quest for better performance! My participation in the choreography
increased by commitment to improve after the joy of getting great feedback on my performance.
6. My facilitation, consulting, listening and feedback skills strengthened our partnership...fun to apply them to dancing!
How About You?
**How successfully do you work with your employees/followers?
**Do you create challenging, creative, fun, collaborative experiences?
**Do your employees keep growing and adding expertise?
We can help you raise your Positive Quotient or PQ and Appreciative Quotient®, or AQ?
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Dr. Linne Bourget M.A. M.B.A. Ph. D
Pioneer, strengths-based leadership,
Founder/CEO 480-767-1717 Institute for Transformation Leaders& Consultants Strategist, Consultant, Speaker, Author of From Old Power to New Power – Which Leaders Will Survive?
Co-author with Mark Victor Hansen, Deepak Chopra, Amazon #1Bestseller, Wake Up, Live the Life You Love - Finding Personal Freedom
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