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Are you bringing your A game or your O game?

 

Success in sport is all about playing your A game.  Being the best you can be through preparation and training leading up to the game, as well as through your actions during and after the game - showing modesty and humility in success and graciousness in defeat.

If everyone on the team plays their A game the results are impressive.  So how do we transfer the A game mindset from sport to the workplace?

Three A's that bring it:

Appraise: work out who will make up your dream team.  Consider individual strengths and determine what your players want to achieve.

Allow: empower your team to deliver on your plan.  Just as the coach sits on the sideline and stays out of the game, allow your team to demonstrate why they are on your team.

Acknowledge: reinforce the great work they are doing with support and encouragement - and celebrate their success to build confidence and momentum.

Sounds easy, right?  yet some leaders inadvertently play their O game by demonstrating O behaviours that impact the whole team and breed O results.

Three O's that will undermine performance:

Obstruct: stand in the way by seeking to control the game or allowing your structure to bottleneck at you and slow your team down.

Object: block the growth of your team in the belief that they will never do the job as well as you do.  Often, with support, they will end up doing it better.

Obliviousness: carry on blissfully working in the way you are, unaware of the impact your approach is having on your team.

Take an honest look in the mirror and focus on eliminating your o game behaviours.  Don't think you have any? Ask your team for an honest appraisal, allow them to action their improvement ideas, acknowledge the results, and commit to further developing your self awareness.

"If you've had a good time playing the game you're a winner even if you lose." - Malcolm Forbes

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