LEADERSHIP LESSONS IN MOTORCYCLING – Part 4
BREAKTHROUGHS ARE IMPORTANT FOR VICTORY.
Stage 1: Leader has his/her breakthrough.
Stage 2: People experience their own breakthrough.
Stage 3: Entire organization has its breakthrough.
LEADERSHIP LESSONS IN MOTORCYCLING
Last of 4 Parts
This last part on Leadership Lessons in Motorcycling covers the aspect of skill. This is important because we mentioned that you wouldnâ€™t want to get in a car with a driver you donâ€™t trust (see Leadership Lessons in Motorcycling Part 3 of 4). Normally, the ride leader is chosen or elected based on a certain amount of skill he/she possesses. This is a must because you would want to have a safe, successful ride, right?
I was initially apprehensive being designated ride leader as I wasnâ€™t a veteran rider by any means. In fact, earlier on, I did a couple of rides with our Master Rider Chippoy to the mountains of Sierra Madre on our scooters. It only took Chippoy two or three corners before he was out of sight. As I knew better than to â€œride above my paceâ€, I was content to let him zoom off and leave me all by my lonesome. A side benefit of what he does, though, is that he would frequently (and very kindly) stop to take â€œaction shotsâ€ of me along the way. But after taking the pictures, he would zoom past me again and two or three corners hence, voila! he disappears againâ€¦
I asked him how he seemed to take corners so fast when I was literally scared to death to take the corner at the same speed. The answer was deceptively simple â€“ just look to where you want to go. The logic here is that you will go where you look. This is the principle of â€œtarget fixationâ€.
And so because I trust the man and his skills (Leadership Lessons in Motorcycling Part 3 of 4), I followed what he said. Lo and behold, cornering became fun! This was my breakthrough!
And this breakthrough was followed by many other riding breakthroughs which have all helped me have the confidence to assume the responsibility of ride leader. I now share these â€œbreakthroughsâ€ to others (a â€œpassing onâ€, if you may) with the hope and belief that they, too, pass this on to others.
It is only in this method do we have our teams/organizations/people succeed. It is not enough as leaders that we simply experience our own breakthroughs and others not having theirs. If you want your entire team & organization to succeed, you need to be a breakthrough leader who allows others to breakthrough also!
Declaring the best for all of you! KEEP BELIEVING!!!
In case you missed out, you may want to see:
Leadership Lessons in Motorcycling Part 1 of 4
Leadership Lessons in Motorcycling Part 2 of 4
Leadership Lessons in Motorcycling Part 3 of 4