Have you ever seen a kid jump off the diving board for the first time? If you have, then you’ve watch a process that is similar to what good leaders do to become great leaders.
As a swim coach, I’ve helped thousands of kids take their first step off the diving board. Each time the experience looks and feels similar from my perspective.
- Kids slowly inch their way to the front of the diving board.
- The mental gymnastics going on in their minds is evident all over their faces.
- Knees knock.
- Questions are posed.
- Delay tactics are implemented.
Finally, each child comes to his or her moment of choice…