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How Michael Bublé gives 15 leadership lessons in under 3 minutes

How Michael Bublé gives 15 leadership lessons in under 3 minutes

I've long been a fan of Michael Bublé, both as crooner and person. This video shows so much of who he is, and is a heartwarming example of what I describe as Blue Zone brain function. I encourage you to watch this a few times, the first just to engage with the lovely emotion of the clip. Once you've got that bit out of the way, take a more forensic lens and view this from a leadership perspective, more as a metaphor. How many leadership 'actions' or behaviours can you label in what is less than three minutes of engagement? List them, and compare with my list below...

I actually found more than ten, roughly in order of appearance:

  1. Engagement
  2. Listening
  3. Flexibility
  4. Respect
  5. Empathy
  6. Generosity
  7. Discovery
  8. Belief
  9. Scaffolding
  10. Supporting risk taking
  11. Stepping away
  12. Sharing the win
  13. Acknowledgement
  14. Humility/self deprecation
  15. Humour

How did you go? Are there any you listed above that you want to challenge? Any that I missed?

As a parting question, what effect do you think Bublé's short engagement would have on Sam? In my view, acts of leadership that tick even a few of the boxes above, large or small, can have a lasting positive impact on the life of another...

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