Yesterday, I sat in on a military leadership training session focused on self-assessment. Amazing people serving our country just looking for ways to do there jobs better and lead their people better. Their base has its own culture and concerns like any organization. What was different? Their mindset.
These leaders are trained to take whatever they have around them, then turn it into something of value to increase their advantage. Literally, resourcefulness with resources. In this workshop, over thirty commanders were given a toolbox built from self-assessment instruments, such as Meyers-Briggs and FIRO-B. Even though they had the weight of intense weekend drills occupying their mind, they sat as a team working diligently on how to take their new found insights into their everyday lives. They are used to taking on more and more and more willingly. This case was no different.
“Anything that makes you think has utility,” simply stated retired Colonel and Leadership Foundry facilitator.
Can you imagine what businesses could achieve if their leaders saw opportunity in anything that made them think versus a wasteful distraction? Their doors and their minds would stand open wide welcoming whatever is thrown at them, then transform them into living brilliance. Now, take it further with a command soldiers’ love for his people and his country.
Hmmmmmmm. Think about the inherent power of thought utility. Do you have the courage?