The word bootcamp is really important – it’s just the start, it’s not the end of the process. It’s making sure that you have enough skills to start working on yourself. That’s what’s important for me. This has given me enough knowledge and skillset to work on the rest of my backhands and the first one I started with. It’s the start of a really long journey of making yourself better.
Just last week, Tom, Greg, Meghan and I were invited to attend part of the 3 day Leadership Training program for Jamie Dimon’s (CEO of JPMC) operating committee, the top 20 leaders running JPMC. The first half of the day, Meghan and I coached this team of leaders on the Moneyball of Leadership. Responses ranged from “This is so practical, I need this help immediately” to “How can I get more of this”.
In an ordinary organization, most people are doing a second job no one is paying them for. In businesses large and small; in government agencies, schools, and hospitals; in for-profits and non-profits and in any country in the world, most people are spending time and energy covering up their weaknesses, managing other people’s impressions of them, showing themselves to their best advantage, playing politics, hiding their inadequacies, hiding their uncertainties, hiding their limitations. Hiding. We regard this as the single biggest loss of resources that organizations suffer everyday.
Last week, the Next Jump leadership team and I had the incredible privilege to partake in a three-day offsite with the top commanders and leaders of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Washington state.
Last week, I was invited to be a guest-speaker on the Win-Win@Work Radio Show to discuss my experiences at Next Jump and share some of our learnings around how we have built our culture over the past twenty-plus years.
One of my happiest moments at Next Jump was when our Boston office hoisted the winning trophy for the 2012 Holiday Party Dance Battle. Our holiday party at Next Jump is held once a year in February, and we bring together all employees from four offices for the event. It’s an amazing perk of being a