Are you a leader or a lone nut?

I’d seen this video pop up on youtube before but now it has been turned into a short TED talk thanks to Derek Sivers

What is truly remarkable about this video is that it reinforces the notion that you truly do have to look outside the square for the answers you truly seek. Who would have thought that one of the most succinct (under three minutes) yet moving & inspiring videos on leadership would have come from some dancing kids in a paddock?

So if you are stuck on a solution at work, don’t just talk to your immediate team about it but venture out to different teams, to different floors and seek the answer. Get a whiteboard and put it in the middle of your organisation and write the problem on it and then blu tack the pen there and see what other people come up with.

Collaboration is key these days so whether you are an inspiring nut looking for your next follower or a go getter who needs a refuel don’t forget to look in the least possible of places for the answer you seek.

Or alternatively you could start dancing in a paddock and see what you come up with?

2 Responses to “Are you a leader or a lone nut?”

  1. Judy

    Fabulous post Damon!

    I love the clip and the story. Every lone nut needs a follower

    I’m off to dance now…

  2. Damon Klotz

    I was lucky enough to attend Splendour in the Grass for the past five days and did plenty of dancing in paddocks.

    Learnt a few things or two that will be for upcoming blog posts! No great videos like that one unfortunately.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: