I found myself today, again, putting myself in a position where I really did not want to be. We were playing a game, what would have been a group building exercise anywhere else, and despite my best efforts to put others on the chair, I ended up there myself.
I wanted to avoid it. I wanted to dissuade myself from doing this and putting myself on the chair. Instead, though, in the absence of leaders, or in the presence of a plethora of leaders but no leader, I assumed.
I had no real insights or availabilities. I was simply the leader who listened to what others had to say. And I was on the chair.
Today, though, I really fought it. It was the first time for me to do such a thing amongst this group of people. I wasn’t asked to do it. And they already have a somewhat conceived notion of who I am. Today did nothing to dissuade them from those I thoughts and ideas I knew.
But we got the “lesson” finished and did it well. Actually, I think we did really well.