Imagine stepping into a bubble with handles and a brace around your shoulders. The bubble surrounds you. You step onto the field to play soccer and all your colleagues are in bubbles. The first kick of the ball and you are running with a protective bubble around you. No worries, if you fall, you bounce.
As a leader do you bounce back up after a challenge? How can you incorporate bubble soccer into your leadership style? What can leaders learn from bubble soccer?
Bubble soccer players are playful and move with a sense of energy and joy that adds fun to any competition. They don’t worry about falling down, they just pick themselves up and carry on. Bubble soccer players are whimsical and willing to play hard and have fun. They are competitive in new ways because they have a protective bubble. Bubble players are more assertive because they don’t worry about hurting a teammate. Everyone bounces back up!
What if we approached our challenges at work with this same sense of playfulness? What if we bounced our ideas off each other with the same sense of freedom of a bubble soccer game?
Take a look at this video. What can you learn? Maybe it’s the insight of “I need to have more fun at work!” or “My team needs to do something fun together”. Either way, take time this week to notice what is bringing you joy and what even encourages you to have a more playful approach to your leadership style.
How can you make “competitive edge” a team energizer? What can you do as leader to bounce a little easier during set backs? How can you use the last days of summer to energize your team? What could you do if you were free enough to play, bounce, and be competitive without holding back?
How will you apply bubble soccer mentality to your leadership style this week? (And have fun!)
If you want to try it out, check out NorCal Bubble Soccer.