A few days ago I played golf with a group of friends. On the first tee one of my friends hit a very poor drive. As she walked off the tee box, I heard her say, “It’s okay. It is a beautiful day and I’m here with friends enjoying the outdoors. I will do better next time.”
In his book The 100/0 Principle: The Great Secret of Relationships Al Ritter wrote – relationships surround us, confound us and sometimes lead to our defeat. Interesting, isn’t it. Unless you are a hermit, you interact with people every day and often those interactions, those relationships can make or break our day.
In working with one of my clients his goal is to be more purposeful in his interactions with his team. He told me he has come to realize that scheduling time to check in with the people he leads has made a difference in how effectively they work together.
Listening to a podcast this morning the host told a story about a lesson he learned from a pro-golfer. The pro said the one way to improve your game was to practice until you can make a 3-foot putt 50 times from the same spot without missing.