It’s Leadership

Together Now

This thought is DOPE
is what we hope’s
the recipe
Put it all in
and we all win
More thoughts are caught

Put Me In Coach

I’ll be DIRECT
How was your day
As you expect
two things to say
That’s great but this
you'll need to fix
How grand’s your plan

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

Inspired by Kate‘s poems about the Leadership Training her employer had her take posted at anotherkatewilson, and urged on by her, I wrote these ha’sonnets about the Leadership Training my employer had me take. Thanks, Kate!

DOPE and DIRECT as used above are from the training. DOPE is a personality typing based on birds: Dove, Owl, Peacock, Eagle. It was included as part of the diversity day of training. DIRECT is a form of coaching, standing for: Develop rapport; Indicate focus; Reinforce and recognize; Engage in self-discovery; Cause for gap/create a plan; Test/tweak/timeline.

4 thoughts on “It’s Leadership

  1. I had not heard of Dove, Owl, Peacock, Eagle before. I can make a few guesses about personality traits, but not enough to estimate which what I would be. In any event, two good poems.

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    1. Thank you! While I think the “bird” typing is a stretch, the idea behind it is okay: to learn how others interact so you work with them in a way that brings out their strengths rather than force them to deal with you.

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  2. Oh, they’re really good Stephen! I’m sure your team will appreciate you being DIRECT with them. 🙂

    Now he’s got the
    DOPE, he’s being
    DIRECT, you be
    on the job, see,
    or making tracks.
    No being slack
    on Stephen’s team.

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