Leadership Has No Perfect World Scenarios | Training to be a Leader

Leadership, as in golf, rarely gives you a perfect lie.

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Why do leaders train like so many golfers train?

I know incredibly talented golfers who will stand for hours secluded on a quiet range with the same club, hitting balls from a perfect, flat lie with no wind. The problem is that the tournament next week is on a hilly, windy course in front of 30,000 people.

In other words, they practice in a bubble…a perfect world scenario. But it’s far from what they will experience in a tournament.

We often train leaders the same way. We give them instruction on running meetings, compensation, and even how to handle conflict with team members, but always from a perfect lie. Rarely are their feet put to the fire or are they put off balance.