Teaching is a complex social activity, and while teacher training prepares teachers well around content expertise and delivery, very little is done to skill teachers in behaviour engagement. Behaviour engagement/management, in what is already a high-stress profession, remains one of the most significant stressors for teachers, yet little has been done systematically to solve the problem.Read More
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:
- Supporting risk taking
- Stepping away
- Sharing the win
- Humility/self deprecation
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...