The Engaging Leader Diary – Engaging leaders build movements

Last week, I interviewed Mark Croston the Chairman of the World Dodgeball Association and Vice President of the Rugby League. When I mentioned to my colleague that there was a World Dodgeball Association he could not stop laughing. ‘Chris have you seen ‘Dodgeball’ the movie with Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller?

I then did a sense check. My kids absolutely love dodgeball. It is played in many countries. In fact there are 64 member countries in the association.
There are hundreds if not thousands of teams playing dodgeball around the world. This year the World Championships will be held in no other than Madison Square Gardens USA. Mark and team have seen an opportunity and brought a minority sport together and are putting it on the world map. Good on them. Get a clear vision, keep moving forward, talk passionately about it and be resilient were the messages I took from this show.

People love to believe and be a part of something bigger than themselves. Are you creating a movement in your organization? What would happen if you did? What won’t happen if you don’t?

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Chris Cooper is an engagement specialist, coach and speaker. He is host of the Business Elevation Show on Voice America and Co-Author of The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not). [email protected]

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I recently shared a stage with Chris, speaking at a Business Growth Conference in Mayfair, London.Chris had a tough job as the final speaker at the end of the afternoon, following a series of speeches from highly experienced conference speakers.The organisers were delighted with Chris – he did a splendid job reminding the audience that they only had themselves to blame if they left that conference and failed to take appropriate action. Using humour and pathos, Chris engaged with the audience and left everyone feeling upbeat and raring to go at the end of the day. I highly commend Chris to you as a speaker.

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