Parkour. Parkour is the physical discipline of training to overcome any obstacle within one’s path by adapting one’s movements to the environment. I trust managers and leaders who want to foster engagement can adopt a Parkour-like mindset even if they can’t run up a cubicle wall, tumble off of an office chair, and do a back flip from the top of their desk.
Practice the Parkour mindset. I love how Parkour artists move through urban landscapes. The video below of Damien Walters is an excellent demonstration of both Parkour movement and and training. Damien demonstrates a very high level of engagement with his work. Here are some of the characteristics I believe we can bring from Parkour to our approaches to engagement:
Watch this short 3 minute video and be inspired to move differently and with full engagement through your organization.
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David Zinger, M.Ed., is an employee engagement writer, educator, speaker, coach, and consultant. David founded and moderates the 2400+ member Employee Engagement Network. His personal website offers 1000 posts/articles relating to employee engagement and reached over 1,000,000 page views in under 4 months in 2010. David is involved in the application of Enterprise 2.0 approaches to engagement and the precursor, creating engaging approaches to communication, collaboration, and community within Enterprise 2.0.
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