resilience

One of my colleagues did a quick workshop warm-up exercise with a group of managers recently. Working in pairs, group members had to ‘mirror’ a sequence of each other’s movements, which became progressively more complicated. Frequent failure was guaranteed, but when either person made a mistake, they had to shout ‘Yay!’ and throw their arms up in a celebratory victory salute! The point of the early-morning warm-up was simply to wake us up and have some fun, but the exercise reminded me about the golfer Jack Nicklaus’s recommendation, to ‘play badly well’…