Leadership Development – The Ups and Downs…

It was an exciting weekend. Many jump-for-joy wins and many heartbreaking defeats. Every match a winner and a loser.

James did not place at the State Wrestling Championships. He lost his first two matches which took him out of the running to place. There are 11,000 wrestlers in the State of Michigan of which 896 make it to compete at the State level. James was one of this top 8%.

Thank you to the tremendous response I had to my email and all the encouraging words you offered. I shared them with James. Amy responded to my email and asked that I share with James these words from Michael Jordan:

"I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. "
~Michael Jordan~

How many times do we forget the value of failure and all the learnings that come from failure? Do we bounce back with renewed energy and commitment?

James has set a new goal for next year to place at States and is already taking a look at the competition that would be at his weight class next year of 171 pounds.

It is quite an experience to watch someone grow and develop. It is very rewarding and contributes to why I love being a leader and am so committed to developing more leaders.

Soon I will be offering you an opportunity to listen in as I interview leaders about their leadership style and how they contribute to building leaders. Watch for more details coming in this summer!

Once again thank you for the warm words of encouragement. They were very much appreciated!

Lead passionately,

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